2001 Scholars

2001 Scholars


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 bachelor of science degrees in sociology and 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, Washington.

Caleb, ’01 Scholar

Visual and mobility impairments
Graduated from computer network technology program with an associate of applied science. Continuing to work on Computing Technology Industry Association information technology certifications. Interned in computer science department at Bellingham Technical College. Interested in attending more IT conferences, as well as the Tapia conference.

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. Pursuing a certificate in library and information services at Highline Community College.

Matt, '01 Scholar

Dyslexia, short-term memory defect
Works as a chemical process safety manager for Georgia-Pacific in Oregon. Married and has a son.

Brandon, '01 Scholar

Left side paralysis and epilepsy, caused by a traumatic brain injury at 13
Earned a bachelor of arts degree from The Evergreen State College and a master of education in counseling from the University of Puget Sound. Employed as career specialist in the ACHIEVE Program at Highline College. Serves on the Governor’s Committee for Disability Issues and Employment and as Co-Vice Chair of the Youth Leadership Forum. Received a 2015 DO-IT Trailblazer Award.

Alexandra, ’01 Scholar

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
Continuing work on an accessible campaign game (an RPG, 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

Studied at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Works with people with disabilities at Connections of Moorhead.

Trisha, ’01 Scholar

Learning disability
Interested in teaching history or science.

Steven, ’01 Scholar

Transverse myelitis
Earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Arizona and a master of arts in child and adolescent development from San Jose State University. Works for the Riekes Center in Menlo Park, California as the manager of adaptive and veterans programs. Married in May 2013 and lives in San Francisco, California. Represented the United States Paralympic Track and Field team at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Ryan, ’01 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a degree in environmental sciences and technology from the 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.