2000 Scholars

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Andrea, '00 Scholar

Brain stroke
Earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in theatre arts from San Diego State University. Works as an accessibility consultant with DO-IT Mentor Karen Braitmayer and does freelance work with Seattle theater companies.

Benjamin '00 Scholar

Dyslexia, dysgraphia
Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, with honors, from the University of Oklahoma. Entrepreneur and investor.

Brian '00 Scholar

Mild static encephalopathy, patella femoral syndrome 
Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington. Graduated from the funeral service program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Currently, works at Comcast. Married fellow ‘00 Scholar Nohemi Romero.

Corinna '00 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Works as an advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at The Arc of Snohomish County as a self- advocacy coordinator. Leads a self-advocacy women’s group, a People First group, and the All Aboard group, which facilitates a transition club for teens and young adults in both Edmond’s and Jackson high school districts. Accompanies individuals with disabilities to the Washington State Capitol for Advocacy Days. Member of the Governor’s Task Force Overtime Committee.

Crystal '00 Scholar

Hearing impairment
Earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington University. Has a son.

Deke '00 Scholar

Currently the engineering manager for Nordstrom Security Assessment and Cloud Security Teams.

Israel '00 Scholar

Earned an associate’s degree from Wenatchee Valley College. Attends Central Washington University, majoring in public relations.

Kasey '00 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University and a master’s degree in sustainable real estate development from Tulane University in New Orleans. Works for Bellwether Housing in Seattle as a Housing Developer focusing on affordable housing projects in Seattle and Western Washington. Served in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria and previously lived in Washington DC from 2013 to 2018. Lives in Seattle with his wife and dog.

Nathan '00 Scholar

Dyslexia and other learning differences 
Nathan has earned an associate’s degree from Shoreline Community College with two supporting certificates in film. Completed an additional certificate in railroad conducting from Johnson County Community College in conjunction with the National Academy of Railroad Sciences. Continues to work for Ballard Terminal Railroad and has worked for Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad, with five years of railroad experience. He continues to explore the opportunities in mapping and photography with his volunteering in regards to the Open Street Map community. 

Nick '00 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a certificate in culinary arts from North Seattle College.

Nohemi '00 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate’s degree in computer science. Plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Married fellow ‘00 Scholar Brian Frisbie. Moved to Everett.

Nora '00 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a master’s degree in education.

Ryan '00 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington. Leads the Section 508 Help Desk for the Centers for Disease Control in North Carolina.

Stephanie '00 Scholar

Visual impairment
Earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington University. Attends graduate school in vocational rehabilitation counseling at Western Washington University. Lives in the Seattle area for an internship and is studying for a certification.

Susanna '00 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Washington and a master’s degree from Gonzaga University. Works for a foreclosure prevention non-profit organization in Seattle. Has an 11-year-old daughter.