2003 Scholars



Patrick, '03 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Died in spring 2010 after earning a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Central Washington University.

Crystal, ’03 Scholar

Traumatic brain injury. Graduated from Columbia High School.

Justin, ’03 Scholar

Mobility impairment. Earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Washington. Previously attended the University of Arizona in Tucson and swam for team USA at the Paralympics in China.

Zachary, ’03 Scholar

Short-term memory loss. Graduated from Stanwood High School. Has worked at a food bank and an animal shelter.

Jamie, ’03 Scholar

Learning disability. 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. Teaches elementary school students who have autism.

Shaun, ’03 Scholar

Low vision. Attended Spokane Community College. 

Skylor, ’03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Attends Centralia College, majoring in early childhood education. Plans to study psychology.

Vanessa, ’03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Attends the American InterContinental University online, studying business administration.

Joshua, ’03 Scholar

Spina bifida. Passed away in May 2008 after a sixteen-month battle with cancer. Received an honorary degree from Landmark College.


Matt, ‘03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, learning disabilities. Works in real estate management.

Joshua, ’03 Scholar

Blind. Attends Clark College, studying broadcasting. Interested in novel writing and becoming a DJ.

Annemarie, ’03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Earned a bachelor of arts in English, Spanish, and political science from the University of Portland. Currently earning a bachelor of science in secondary mathematics education from Western Governor’s University. Works as an in-house substitute teacher at Kennedy High School.

Tressa, ’03 Scholar

Learning disability. Earned a bachelor’s degree in social science with a focus on environmental studies from the University of Washington. Works as a professional photographer in Seattle.

Conrad, ’03 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy. Earned a law degree from the University of Washington after graduating summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. Now has a law practice in Seattle named Washington Civil & Disability Advocate. 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.

Andrew, ’03 Scholar

Bilateral radial club hand. Graduated from Washington State University with a major in hospitality business management. Married and manages the family farm in Pasco, WA. Welcomed his first child in July 2016.

Jesse, ’03 Scholar

Dyslexia. Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Goshen College. Leads teams, designs software, and writes code as an architect at Digital Foundry in San Francisco.

Senait, ’03 Scholar

Health and vision impairmentsEarned a degree in medical anthropology and global health from the University of Washington (UW). Participated in leadership development programs, including UW’s Women’s Leadership Institute. Advocates for people with disabilities and is pursuing employment in international health or public service.

Jamie, ’03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Big Bend Community College. Works as a watermaster clerk and purchasing assistant for the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District.

Natasha, ’03 Scholar

Hearing impairment. Works as a sign language interpreter at an elementary school in Yakima. Married and has two children.

Scott, ’03 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder. Earned an associate’s degree in machine technology and mechanical engineering from Bellingham Technical College and an associate’s degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. Working as a mechanical engineer in Burlington, WA.