2005 Scholars

2005 Scholars


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 the College of Southern Nevada and plans to transfer to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in law and justice with a minor in physiology. Wants to work in the juvenile court system.

Jenny, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate’s degree from Yakima Valley Community College. Looking forward to becoming involved with Yakima Valley Community Seeds, and their goal to respond to unmet needs of local adults with disabilities.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

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

Daren, ‘05 Scholar

Graduated from Green River Community College. Works for Bank of America.

Bella, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a certificate in theater and arts from Shoreline Community College and plans on earning an associate’s degree. Works at Seattle Performer, a kid’s theater camp, and part-time at the Shoreline Community College welcome desk. Volunteers at the Hunger Intervention Program food bank.

Zach, ‘05 Scholar

Earned an associate’s degree in fire science and completed classroom training to become a paramedic. Earned a national certification of firefighter paramedic and now works as a critical care 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 gaming online, working out, and having a good time with friends.

Andrew, ‘05 Scholar Tourette

Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Graduated from college with degrees in criminal justice and Spanish. Lives in downtown Seattle. Works as a Rick Steves tour manager and guide in Europe.

Nate, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned a personal trainer certificate from Bellevue College. Working on personal trainer certification exam.

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 script.

Noah, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from the University of Washington. Works at the Arc of Washington on policies regarding disability legislation.  Plays wheelchair basketball for the Tacoma Titans. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2010.

Sakina, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disabilities
Graduated from Eastern Washington University. Is a software developer in San Francisco.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Part-time employee 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 a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor of arts in management information systems from Western Washington University. Is the CEO and founder of Access Travel LLC, which runs AbiliTrek.com, a hotel booking website for travelers with disabilities. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2008 and is a DO-IT advisory board member.

Cassie, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida
Attends Interface College to become a medical assistant.