2006 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2006 Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2006. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Brandon, ‘06 Scholar

Hard of hearing, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dysgraphia
Studied mechanical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Works at Sage as a computer production technician.

Brittany, ‘06 Scholar

Hard of hearing, mild cerebral palsy, mitochondrial disease
Earned a degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from Rochester Institute of Technology. Worked as a research assistant for a child development lab. Hoping to publish her own research on classroom environment and student learning. Currently considering graduate school and career options in the research and library science fields with a goal of finding employment at the University of Washington (UW). DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

Ryan, ‘06 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Pursuing a career as a DJ.

Alex, ‘06 Scholar

Turner syndrome, nonverbal learning disorder
Studied library sciences at Highline Community College. Attends Central Washington University.

Jenny, ‘06 Scholar

Right-sided weakness, learning disability
Plans to become a physical therapist or work with children.

Maria, ‘06 Scholar

Learning disability
Graduated from Western Washington University (WWU) with a double major in Spanish and law, diversity, and justice. Founder of the WWU Student Coalition for Immigration Rights. Plans to continue work with migrant youth and families.

Daniel, ‘06 Scholar

Hand deformity
Earned a degree in political science and economy from the UW. Served as a volunteer on the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment and as an advocate for the Andrew Hughes Campaign for Congress. Currently an operations assistant at KBA Construction Management.

Oscar, ‘06 Scholar

Proximal femoral focal deficiency, bone deformities
Attending Portland Community College this fall. Works as a social media intern for the Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, OR. Also works at Hollister and a mall information desk. Involved in youth activism and in his church as the young adults leader.

Jennifer, ‘06 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Pursuing an associate’s degree in social work at Green River Community College. Volunteered for the Strengthening Partners and Raising Kids program at the Children’s Home Society and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Jesus, ‘06 Scholar

Visual impairment
Studied computer and network technologies at Renton Technical College.

Joey, ‘06 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Graduated from Cascadia Community College. Currently pursuing a career as a comedian.

K.J., ‘06 Scholar

Learning disability
Attends Skagit Valley College and hopes to become a meteorologist.  

Tony, ‘06 Scholar

Earned a degree in international studies with an emphasis in sustainable agriculture from the University of Idaho. Works in the tasting room at DeLille Winery and as an instructional assistant for the Lake Washington School District. Studies math at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Member of the Lake Union Crew Team.

Taylor, ‘06 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

Amrit, ‘06 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Earned a degree in sociology, with minors in Chinese and anthropology, from Haverford College. Interned at the Department of Defense as a research assistant and was a seventh grade science teacher with Teach for America.

Gabe, ‘06 Scholar

Hearing impairment, tetraphocomelia.
Attended Cascadia Community College. Motivational speaker who has been featured in many news and television shows. Co-authored the book, My Message is C.L.E.A.R., in 2012.

Zachary, ‘06 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Working at Northwestern Mutual as a data analyst.

Sam, ‘06 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Took classes in anatomy, physiology and psychology at Shoreline Community College. Participates in the Mount Baker Council and volunteers at the Seattle Marathon each year. Training to be on the United States Para-Equestrian Team.

Kaitlin, ‘06 Scholar

Seizure disorder
Earned a bachelor of arts degree from Washington State University in business administration with a focus in management and operations.

Nicole, ‘06 Scholar

Blind, bilateral hearing loss
Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a focus in human-computer interaction from Stanford University. Works at Google improving the accessibility of Google+. In 2013, was the keynote speaker at the second Annual Math and Science Conference for Principals of Schools for the Blind. Has a black labrador named Lexia as her first guide dog.