The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1999. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Central Washington University. Works for Maker’s Tool Works, a 3D printer company, providing documentation and customer support. Previously worked several contracts for Microsoft testing software, including user interface accessibility.
Speech and learning disabilities
Earned a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation from Central Washington University. Runs a daycare business and inflatable playhouse rental business for parties. Has children.
Spina bifida and attention deficit disorder
Pursuing an associate’s degree in arts and sciences at Tacoma Community College (TCC), with plans to continue studies in social welfare. Works in TCC’s enrollment services office.
Mobility, speech, and hearing impairments
Earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in creative writing from Central Washington University.
Attended Seattle Central College.
Attended Yakima Community College.
Graduated from Big Bend Community College and was interested in a career in computer-aided design or video game programming when he passed away in March 2005.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Western Oregon University (WOU); currently pursuing a master’s degree in deaf education at WOU. Plans to work as a coach and teacher.
Earned an associate’s degree in computing from Spokane Falls Community College and is enrolled at Western Governors University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology network design and management. Works as a lead in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union. Married with children.
Earned an associate’s degree from Grays Harbor College.
Attended Seattle Central College. Learned Mandarin at the Mandarin Training Center at the National Taiwan Normal University.
Larsen syndrome, double amputee with two artificial legs
Earned a bachelor’s degree in European studies with a minor in political science from the University of Washington (UW). Works at the National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Administration Fisheries Science Center as an information technology specialist.
Cerebral palsy, language and processing disabilities
Attends Shoreline Community College. Interested in creating a club where people who have physical disabilities can gather, socialize, and participate in events. Blogs about disability and advocacy issues at naynaynews.blogspot.com.
Earned a degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Portland. Worked in nonprofit environments, including a homeless shelter in Uganda. Plans to pursue Peace Corps service in sub-Saharan Africa.
Attended Skagit Valley College and the UW.
Works as a substitute teacher.
Earned a degree in social sciences from Seattle Central College. Works as a child life specialist. Has worked at the Langston Hughes Program for Youth.
Earned an associate’s degree from Edmonds Community College; currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering at Washington State University.