2002 Scholars

Group photo of 2002 DO-IT Scholars


Amy, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability, attention deficit disorder. Works as a dental assistant.


Silvia, ’02 Scholar

Osteogenesis imperfecta, syringomyelia. Attended Big Bend Community College with a major in accounting. Passed away January 2011.

Rebecca, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability. Works at a nursing home as a nurse’s aid.

Ian, ’02 Scholar

Mobility impairment. Has degree in computer information systems from Skagit Valley College. Interested in software engineering, website construction, and other computer-related occupations.  Currently working as a math tutor for local students.

Saroj, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability. Attended Bellevue College. Would like to pursue a career as a social worker.


Gimmie, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability. Earned an associate’s degree from Clark College. Attends Washington State University (WSU) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Plans on applying to veterinary school at WSU. Has a son.

Scott, ’02 Scholar

Atypical Aspergers - autistic psychopathy. Earned a bachelor’s degree in political economics and history, as well as a master’s degree in policy studies from the University of Washington (UW). Worked at the Defense Contract Management Agency and at UW’s Access Technology Center.


Leon, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. Works for Bellingham Technical College.

Alexandra, ’02 Scholar

Low vision. Earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington (UW). Worked as a research scientist in the Shendure Lab in UW’s Department of Genome Science and is now a stay-at-home mom.

James, ’02 Scholar

Mobility impairment. Earned a degree in political science from The Evergreen State College.


Jared, ’02 Scholar

Health impairment. Earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Columbia Basin College.

Rima, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Earned degrees in political science and communications from the University of Washington. Interned at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Civil Liberties Union. Worked as civilian administrative assistant for the Coast Guard in the summer of 2008. Volunteered for the Obama Campaign. Works at Inbios International Incorporated for infectious disease diagnostics as a document control specialist and quality systems analyst.

Chris, ’02 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy. University of Washington alumnus. Works as a software development engineer at Microsoft. Received the DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2009 and acts as a DO-IT Advisory Board member.

Carson, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability. Earned a bachelor of arts in comparative literature with honors from the University of Washington. Works in digital product development and lives in Washington, D.C.

Dale, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Earned a law degree from Gonzaga University. Works at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Angela, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Attended community college and studies psychology. Hopes to become a social worker or counselor for teenagers.