2004 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2004 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2004. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Andrew, ‘04 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disability (written language)
Earned a bachelor of music degree from Western Washington University and a master of music degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Currently auditioning for operatic roles around the U.S. and Europe. Focusing on opera performances and public outreach to increase people’s exposure to opera in the world.

Laura, ‘04 Scholar

Traumatic brain injury
Earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities for teaching with a minor in mathematics from Seattle University (SU); currently pursing a master’s degree in teaching at SU. Worked at The Seven, an Episcopalian program for young adults. Received the DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2011.

Lukas, ‘04 Scholar

Amyoplasia arthrogyposis multiplex congenita
Earned a degree in speech communications with a minor in leadership studies from Whitworth University. Currently works for People to People Ambassadors Program doing outbound sales and teaches music part-time.

Kathleen, ‘04 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in biology. Worked in a neuro-electrophysiology lab.

Carrie, ‘04 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from a music business school in Hollywood. Currently studying psychology at Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys, CA. Would like to pursue a career in forensic psychology.

Tracy, ‘04 Scholar

Learning disability
Cares for her two children, Jordan and Austin, and her mother-in-law.

Amanda, ‘04 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Employed as a para-educator working with young adults with autism. Uses art to express experiences as a person with a disability.

Daniel, ‘04 Scholar

Dyslexia, diabetic, adrenal failure
Earned undergraduate degree from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington (UW). Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Julie, ‘04 Scholar

Spina bifida
Plans on attending Everett Community College.

Meg, ‘04 Scholar

Graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in human services. Currently looking for a part-time job.

Maryann, ‘04 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from Shoreline Community College; was transferring to the UW to study social work and disability law when she died after surgery in July 2010. Engaged with the Arc of Snohomish County and Disability Rights Washington and competed in the Special Olympics.

Alex, ‘04 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate’s degree from Cascadia Community College. Studying society, ethics, and human behavior at UW Bothell. Honor student.

Makenna, ‘04 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator for The Arc of Whatcom County. Volunteers at Parent to Parent of Whatcom County, Max Higbee Center, and Down Syndrome Outreach of Whatcom County.

Katie, ‘04 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder and dyslexia
Earned a degree in English from Western Washington University. Worked with the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry in Philadelphia.

Ashley, ‘04 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Volunteers for three organizations and bowls for the Special Olympics in South Florida. Part of the Athlete Leadership Program for Special Olympics of Broward County. Currently pursuing employment.

Vishal, ‘04 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Passed away in January 2014. Attended Cascadia Community College. Completed an internship with the UW’s Athletic Department, Women’s Crew.

Bud, ‘04 Scholar

Visual impairment
Earned degrees in economics and math from Gonzaga University; currently pursuing a doctoral degree in finance at the University of Southern California. Interned at Boeing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Oceanic and Atmosphere Association (NOAA).

Russell, ‘04 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Earned a degree in art history with a minor in Spanish from Pacific Lutheran University. Tutored college students in Spanish.  

Michael, ‘04 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. Pursuing a position as an engineer involved in the use of nuclear fusion as an energy source.

Blanca, ‘04 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Attended Columbia Basin College; plans to transfer to Eastern Washington University to study child psychology.

Jessica, ‘04 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, ataxia, learning disability
Earned an associate’s degree from Olympic College and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and family studies from the UW. Pursuing a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Western Washington University.