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 from Rochester Institute of Technology. Worked as a research assistant in a child development lab. Took open-education courses in data and computer science. Currently planning on returning to school to get a degree in computer science.

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 University of Washington. 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

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia. Earned degree in interdisciplinary studies combining international studies with sustainable agriculture from the University of Idaho. Accepted into the master of nonprofit leadership program at Seattle University. Works as a Bill and Mimi Gates Advancement intern at the University of Washington (UW). Currently a student in the fundraising management certificate program at UW. Rows on the nationally competitive crew team for Lake Union Crew Club.

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. Now working as a contractor for Microsoft with Bing Maps.

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. Recently got his driver’s license and a wheelchair accessible van.

Zachary, ‘06 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Working at the insurance firm Northwestern Mutual. Also works at Amazon as an NDA scanner in their reception team. Volunteers at the YMCA and Fred Lind Center.

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 on 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+. Was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Annual Math and Science Conference for Principals of Schools for the Blind. Has a black labrador named Lexia as her first guide dog.