The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2005. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.
Hearing impairment, cerebral palsy
Attends Seattle Central Community College and plans to become a counselor or a chef.
Pursuing an associate’s degree at Yakima Valley Community College and plans to transfer to Central Washington University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in law and justice with a minor in physiology. Wants to work in the juvenile court system. Married.
Earned an associate’s degree from Yakima Valley Community College. Plans to transfer to Central Washington University to work towards a communications degree. Would like to work as a public relations advocate for people with disabilities.
Central core disease, muscular dystrophy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in community psychology from the University of Washington (UW) Bothell. Working towards a master’s degree in social work at the UW. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2011. Works at the DO-IT Center.
Graduated from Green River Community College. Works for Chase Bank as a branch manager.
Pursuing a certificate in theater and art at Shoreline Community College. Considering pursuit of an associate’s degree. Volunteers at the Hunger Intervention Program food bank and with Summer Meals, helping serve healthy lunches to less fortunate kids. Volunteered at a kid’s theater camp in summer 2014.
Earned an associate’s degree in fire science. Completed classroom training to become a paramedic. Planning to take the national certification to become a firefighter paramedic.
Marlen Islas, ‘05 Scholar
Works in billing for a house-cleaning service on an island in the San Juans. May pursue a dental program.
Enjoys playing bass guitar, working out, and having a good time with friends.
Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder
Earned degrees in criminal justice and Spanish from the University of Portland. Traveled to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Currently teaching at a local college in Seattle. Looks forward to an international internship in education or criminal justice.
Pursuing a certificate in personal training at Bellevue College, and hopes to get a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Works part-time.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology and a certificate of crime analysis from Seattle University. Working on a second novel.
Graduated from the UW. Works at the North Seattle Community College Disability Services Office. Member of the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, and worked for the Committee to make the “Accessible Communities” website. Plays wheelchair basketball for the Tacoma Titans. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2010.
Graduated from Eastern Washington University.
Volunteers at Kent Commons.
Attended Bellevue College and lives in an apartment with a roommate.
Earned master’s degrees in business administration and information science from Western Washington University. Works as a user interface analyst at SSB Bart Group in McLean, VA. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2008.
Currently attending Interface College to become a medical assistant.