2008 Ambassadors

2008 Phase One Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2008. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Yomara, ‘08 Scholar

Spinal muscular atrophy type 2. Graduated from the University of Washington Bothell.

Mack, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Studying personal training at Highline Community College. Works at the YMCA.

Erica, ‘08 Scholar

Erb’s palsy. Graduating from the University of Washington next June with a double major in biology and public health. Pursuing a career in medicine and public health; worked as a research assistant at Seattle BioMed. Interned at Harvard University during summer 2014.

Russell, ‘08 Scholar

Asperger syndrome. Enrolled in a paralegal training program at Edmonds Community college. Graduated from Seattle University. Plans to pursue unemployment law.

Sam, ‘08 Scholar

Dyslexia. Received an associate of applied science in architectural design and drafting from Portland Community College. Interned at Ankrom Moisan architectural firm. Would like to pursue a career as an architectural draftsman.

Collin, ‘08 Scholar

Dyslexia. Graduated from Shoreline Community College with a two-year degree. Graduated from The Evergreen State College with a degree in environmental sciences.

Emily, ‘08 Scholar

Earned an associate’s degree from Bellevue College and a bachelors in graphic design from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Plans to spend a few months in Europe traveling and taking art classes. Volunteers for the National Ski Patrol.

Derek, ‘08 Scholar

Nonverbal learning disability and dysgraphia. Attends college and is interested in political science. Lobbied a bill for financial education in math classes in Olympia. Worked as a youth camp counselor and soccer referee and wants to be a band teacher.

Nejowa, ‘08 Scholar

Spinal tuberculosis. Plays basketball for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Plans on being a youth counselor.

Marco, ‘08 Scholar

Asperger syndrome. Earned an associate of arts degree, emphasis chemistry and an associate of science degree in chemistry and biology. Currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees at Western Washington University in biochemistry and chemical engineering with a math minor. Hopes to pursue a master’s or doctorate degree in biochemistry.

Chris, ‘08 Scholar

Autism. Graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in history and minors in Spanish and religion. Considering a job in business or government.

Carolyn, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy and specific learning disability. Earned an associate’s degree in applied science in business administration from Spokane Falls Community College. Plans to pursue a certificate in professional baking from Spokane Community College.

Christine, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. Earned an associate’s degree in applied science in business administration from Spokane Falls Community College and a certificate in social media. Plans to pursue a certificate in professional baking from Spokane Community College.

Nate, ‘08 Scholar

Learning disability. Graduated from California State University, Chico, with a degree in business information systems with an emphasis in management. Works for Hewlett-Packard.

Aaron, ‘08 Scholar

Dyslexia. Graduated from Earlham College with a degree in computer science and politics. Interested in computer programming, math, science, and choral singing.

Wesley, ‘08 Scholar

Quadriplegia. Attends the University of Phoenix Argosy online program with plans to study psychology.

Erik, ‘08 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Attends Western Washington University pursuing a degree in political science and business. Participated on Western’s debate team.

Brianna, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy; visual and hearing impairments. Accepted into community psychology major at the University of Washington Bothell. Would like to work with children or adults with special needs. On a waitlist for a service dog. Volunteers at Abused Deaf Woman’s Advocacy Services with childcare.

Shelby, ‘08 Scholar

Brain tumor caused learning delays, health impairments. Attends Western Oregon University working to earn a bachelor’s degree and become an American Sign Language interpreter. Considering pursuing a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and eventually working with individuals who are deaf. Works at Partnerships in Community Living as direct support staff for people with developmental disabilities.

Jeremy, ‘08 Scholar

Working towards an associate of arts degree. Interested in pursuing a career that involves working in early childhood education or development.