The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2003. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Central Washington University. Died in spring 2010.
Traumatic brain injury
Graduated from Columbia High School.
Received a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Washington (UW). Previously attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and swam for the U.S. at the Paralympics in China.
Short-term memory loss
Graduated from Stanwood High School. Has worked at a food bank and an animal shelter.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Central Washington University, summa cum laude and Presidential Scholar, and a master’s degree in education from Lesley University, specializing in curriculum development through the arts. Has worked in the juvenile detention system, and at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Teaches elementary school students who have autism.
Attended Spokane Community College.
Attends Centralia Community College, majoring in early childhood education. Would like to study psychology.
Attends American InterContinental University online, studying business administration.
Passed away in May 2008, after a sixteen-month battle with cancer. Received an honorary degree from Landmark College.
Cerebral palsy, learning disabilities
Works in real estate management.
Attends Clark College, studying broadcasting. Interested in novel writing and becoming a DJ.
Earned degrees in English, Spanish, and political science from the University of Portland. Attends law school at Willamette University.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in social science with a focus on environmental studies from the UW. Works as a professional photographer in Seattle.
Earned a law degree from the UW School of Law after graduating summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. Passed the Uniform Bar Exam in 2014. Vice President of UW’s Disability Law Alliance. Interned in Washington, DC, as part of the American Association of People with Disabilities Congressional Internship and the Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program. Received the Blackstone Legal Fellowship in 2013 and a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2012, and was the first person to use a powered wheelchair in the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. Currently serves as chair of the Governor’s Award Subcommittee and member of the Coordinating Committee for the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment.
Bilateral radial club hand
Graduated from Washington State University with a major in hospitality business management. Working in the hospitality industry.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Goshen College. Senior software engineer at Digital Foundry, leading teams to create custom mobile and web applications for clients in a variety of industries. Internships included: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Microsoft, and IBM.
Health and vision impairment
Earned a degree in medical anthropology and global health from the UW. Participated in leadership personal and professional development training and programs, including the UW’s Women’s Leadership Institute. Advocates for people with disabilities and is pursuing employment in international health or public service.
Earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Big Bend Community College. Works as an office administrator for Blue Sky Management.
Works as a sign language interpreter at an elementary school in Yakima. Married with one child.
Attention deficit disorder
Earned an associate’s degree in machine technology and mechanical engineering from Bellingham Technical College. Earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. Working as a mechanical engineer for a company in Burlington, WA.