2002 Scholars

2002 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 business 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
Earned a degree in computer information systems from Skagit Valley College. Interested in software engineering, website construction, and other computer-related occupations. Works as a math tutor for local students. Attends Seattle University for a bachelor of science degree.

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 degree from Clark College. Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animal science at Washington State University. Plans on applying to veterinary school. Has a son.

Scott, ’02 Scholar

Atypical Asperger’s—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 now works 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 Western Washington University.

Alexandra, ’02 Scholar

Low vision
Earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington (UW). Works as a research scientist in Eichler Lab in UW’s Department of Genome Science.

James, ’02 Scholar

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

Jared, ’02 Scholar

Health impairment
Earned an associate 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. Works at Inbios International Incorporated for infectious disease diagnostics as a training coordinator and document control specialist.

Chris, ’02 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy
University of Washington alumnus. Works as a senior software engineer at Microsoft. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2009. Is a DO-IT Advisory Board member and sits on the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s National Community Advisory Committee.

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, DC.

Dale, ’02 Scholar

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

Angela, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Studied psychology at a community college. Hopes to become a social worker or counselor for teenagers.