2007 Scholars

2007 Scholars


Sam, ‘07 Scholar

Friedreich’s ataxia
Graduated from the University of Portland with a bachelor’s degree in finance and from the University of South Florida with a master of business administration and a master’s degree in sport and entertainment management. Worked for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Florida and is currently working for Oak View Group in Seattle, Washington. Worked at Nike World Headquarters and Workplace Design and Connectivity Properties in Portland, Oregon.

Peter, ‘07 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Earned an associate of science degree in networking from Walla Walla Community College. Pursuing jobs in computer repair and troubleshooting.

Elizabeth, ‘07 Scholar

Cerebral palsy (essential tremor)
Obtained an associate of arts degree in December of 2015. Worked as a dental sterilization technician. Passed away February 2016.

Blake, ‘07 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma with a bachelor of arts in urban studies. Attended St. Martin’s University. Member of Pierce Transit’s Community Transportation Advisory Group. Was a policy intern at the Tacoma Housing Authority. Member of the Rolling Thunder Power Soccer Team in Tacoma.

Dylan, ‘07 Scholar

Left-side hemiplegia
Earned an associate of arts and science degree from Whatcom Community College. Graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in biocultural anthropology. Works for a recreational I-502 marijuana producer and processor, as well as the Disability Resource for Students Center at Western Washington University as the alt-text/tech lead. May attend graduate school for medical anthropology.

Robyn, ‘07 Scholar

Severe high frequency hearing loss
Graduated from Chapman University and is a certified athletic trainer. Works in Portland as an athletic trainer for a professional women’s soccer team.

Stefani, ‘07 Scholar

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Earned a library and information services associate of applied science degree. Works for the Sprague School District as the librarian and technology coordinator.

Josh, ‘07 Scholar

Autism, Gorlin syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder
Earned an associate of arts degree from Grays Harbor College. Works for the health department in South Bend, Washington.

Ashlee, ‘07 Scholar

Graduated from The Evergreen State College.

Sam, ‘07 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, learning disability (reading)
Works as a freelance reporter, producer, and podcaster. Is the voice and producer behind “Side Show Sam’s Strange Circus,” available on SoundCloud. Currently looking for more experience in the industry.

Cory, ‘07 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Graduated from The Evergreen State College with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public administration. Hoping to pursue a career in politics or policy research.

Melissa, ‘07 Scholar

Spina bifida
Earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Central Washington University. Studied abroad at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Working as a tutor.

Scott, ‘07 Scholar

Earned a certificate in park aid and an associate degree from Skagit Valley College. Currently working at Betts Boat Enterprises Inc. in Anacortes, Washington. Wants to become a park ranger.

Megan, ‘07 Scholar

Tourette syndrome
Attended Bellevue College and Western Washington University majoring in environmental studies.

Shyla, ‘07 Scholar

Traumatic brain injury
Graduated from Yakima Valley Community College. Certified in drafting, erosion sediment control lead, and information security training. Works as a paraprofessional in the local school district.

Luke, ‘07 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Washington after transferring from Tacoma Community College. Works as a substitute special education paraeducator in the University Place School District. Volunteers at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Sara, ‘07 Scholar

Legally blind
Earned a degree in psychology and economics from The Evergreen State College. May pursue a master of social work degree. Involved in an occupational therapy program with Services for the Blind in Seattle.

Heidi, ‘07 Scholar

Asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disability, attention deficit disorder
Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and disability studies from the University of Washington Bothell. Currently working for Americorps. Engaged in volunteer research at the University of Washington with an emphasis on eugenics.