2005 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2005 Scholars

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.

Dulce, ‘05 Scholar

Hearing impairment, cerebral palsy. Attends Seattle Central Community College and plans to become a counselor or a chef.

Shavonne, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida. 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.

Jenny, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. 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.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Central core disease, muscular dystrophy. Earned a bachelor of arts in community psychology from University of Washington Bothell. Currently pursuing a masters of social work from the University of Washington. Works as a program coordinator for the DO-IT Center.

Daren, ‘05 Scholar

Dyslexia. Graduated from Green River Community College. Works for Chase Bank as a branch manager.

Bella, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. 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.

Zach, ‘05 Scholar

Dysgraphia. Earned an associate’s degree in fire science. Completed classroom training to become a paramedic. Earned a national certification of firefighter paramedic and now works as a paramedic in Dallas, Texas.

Marlen, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disabilities. Works in billing for a house-cleaning service on an island in the San Juans. May pursue a dental program.

Logan, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Enjoys playing bass guitar, working out, and having a good time with friends.

Andrew, ‘05 Scholar

Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder. Graduated from college with degrees in criminal justice and Spanish. Currently works much of the year overseas as a Rick Steves’ Tour Guide. Volunteers with the Seattle Police.

Nate, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disability. Earned a personal trainer certificate from Bellevue College (BC). Plans to return to BC for an associate of science degree, then attend a four year college for a degree in exercise science. Works part-time.

Jesse, ‘05 Scholar

Asperger syndrome. Earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology and a certificate of crime analysis from Seattle University. Working on a second novel.

Noah, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Graduated from the University of Washington. Works at the Arc of Washington on policies regarding disability legislation. Also worked on the committee to make the “Accessible Communities” website. Plays wheelchair basketball for the Tacoma Titans. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2010.

Sakina, ‘05 Scholar

Graduated from Eastern Washington University.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Volunteers at Kent Commons.

Jessie, ‘05 Scholar

Morquio’s syndrome. Attended Bellevue College and lives in an apartment with a roommate.

Daman, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. 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.

Cassie, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida. Attending Interface College to become a medical assistant.