2005 Scholars

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Andrew, ‘05 Scholar

Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
College degrees in criminal justice and Spanish. Lives in downtown Seattle. Works as a Rick Steves Tour Guide in Europe.

Bella, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral Palsy
Graduated from Shoreline Community College with an associate of arts in performing arts and a certificate in theatre. Works at a preschool in North Seattle. Does yoga two times a week and goes swimming two days a week. Volunteers at the Hunger Intervention Project on Fridays.  Sings in church choir. Participated in a relationship class in Shoreline.

Cassie, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida
Attends Interface College to become a medical assistant.

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, an accessibility review service and offers accessibility consulting. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2008 and is a DO-IT Advisory Board member.

Daren, ‘05 Scholar

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

Dulce, ‘05 Scholar

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

Jenny, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate’s degree from Yakima Valley Community College. Is involved with Yakima Valley Community Seeds to respond to unmet needs of local adults with disabilities.

Jesse, ‘05 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology and a certificate of crime analysis from Seattle University. Works as an accounts payable clerk at Keller Supply Company.

Jessie, ‘05 Scholar

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

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

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

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Logan, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Enjoys gaming online, working out, and having a good time with friends.

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.

Nate, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned a personal trainer certificate from Bellevue College. Studying for personal trainer certification exam. Working at a moving company.

Noah, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from the University of Washington (UW). Works at the Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds working on individual and systemic advocacy. Plays wheelchair basketball for the Tacoma Titans. Is also working on a certificate in non-profit leadership from UW Tacoma. 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.

Shavonne, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida
Currently working full time at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as an administrative aid in the delivery services division.

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 worked as a critical care paramedic in Dallas, Texas. Now, he works at the Murphy Fire Department.