2001 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2001 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2001. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Brandon, ‘01 Scholar

Was looking forward to earning a college degree and becoming a software engineer when he died in April 2003 from a respiratory infection.

Brad, ’01 Scholar

Generalized anxiety disorder, learning disability
Earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology and is currently pursuing his degree in mechanical engineering technology from Central Washington University.

Chris, ‘01 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Achieved his childhood dream of attending the University of Washington (UW). Died in his dorm room in February 2004.

Elizabeth, ’01 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a master’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington University.

Jeff, ’01 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Attended college in Spokane, WA

Caleb, ’01 Scholar

Visual and mobility impairment
Earned an associate’s of arts degree from Skagit Valley Community College and has taken classes at Western Washington University. Currently pursuing a computer networking program at Bellingham Technical College. Interested in pursuing a career in assistive computer technology for persons with disabilities.

Raechell, ’01 Scholar

C7 quadriplegic, profoundly deaf, respiratorily fragile
Graduated from South Puget Sound Community College; transferred to The Evergreen State College to earn a teaching degree and is currently studying Spanish.

Lauren, ’01 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in social services from Central Washington University. currently pursuing a certificate in library and information services at Highline Community College.

Matt, ’01 Scholar

Dyslexia, short-term memory defect
Works as a safety and health manager for Georgia-Pacific in Albany/Eugene, OR. Married with one child.

Brandon, ’01 Scholar

Mostly paralyzed on left side, epilepsy
Earned a bachelor of arts degree from The Evergreen State College, and a master of education degree in counseling from the University of Puget Sound. Works with a nonprofit organization assisting people with disabilities entering the workforce.  

Alexandra, ’01 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the UW. Works as an accountant at Holland America Lines.

Jacob, ’01 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bilateral clubfeet
Earned a bachelor’s degree in archeology from the University of West Florida.

Amy, ’01 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Central Washington University. Works as a substitute teacher in Everett Public Schools.

Mike, ’01 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Currently between jobs and still doing his best to be creative. Is a gamer.

Sarah, ’01 Scholar

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
Graduated from Seattle Pacific University. Studied to be a Spanish–English interpreter and translator.

Brandi, ’01 Scholar

Attends the University of Minnesota, Crookston, majoring in equine science and minoring in flight aviation. Works with people with disabilities at Connections of Moorhead.

Trisha, ’01 Scholar

Learning disability
Would like to become a history or science teacher.

Steven, ’01 Scholar

Transverse myelitis
Graduated from the University of Arizona. Currently enrolled in a master’s program at San Jose State University in child and adolescence development. Has worked at an Internet marketing firm in San Jose. Competed in several events at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Went to France for the world championship in track and field during July 2013. Married.

Ryan, ’01 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a degree in environmental sciences and technology from UW Bothell. Commissioner on the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

Matt, ’01 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Earned an associate’s degree from Clark College; currently studying digital technology and culture at Washington State University.