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

Quadriplegia. 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 a 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. 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 impairments. Earned an associate of arts degree from Skagit Valley Community College and took classes at Western Washington University. 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

Neurofibromatosis. Earned a bachelor’s degree in social services from Central Washington University. 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 and has 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 as an instructor for Achieve at Highline College. Received a 2015 DO-IT Trailblazer Award.

Alexandra, ’01 Scholar

Deaf. Earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Washington. Works as an accountant at Oberto Beef Jerky.

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. Has an American Eskimo dog named Edward.

Mike, ’01 Scholar

Asperger syndrome. Working on an accessible campaign game (similar to Dungeons and Dragons) that will be both digital and table top.

Sarah, ’01 Scholar

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

Brandi, ’01 Scholar

Deaf. 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. Interested in being a history or science teacher.

Steven, ’01 Scholar

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

Ryan, ’01 Scholar

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

Matt, ’01 Scholar

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