2010 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2010 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2010. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Shawn, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Shawn, and I am blind. I am entering my senior year at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in pursuit of a degree in mechanical engineering along with three minors: business, mathematics, and aerospace engineering. I like wrestling, driving all-terrain vehicles and cars, playing sports, and doing other outdoor activities. I studied abroad in Germany the summer of 2014.

Rosa’Lea, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Rosa’Lea. I plan to attend Full Sail University’s online program in graphic design/animation. I have a learning disability.

Ryan, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Ryan. I work at Lowes, and I am currently interning at Garage Auto Hero to develop my skills working on cars. I enjoy exploring my creativity with hands-on activities and challenging myself with math and architecture problem solving. I also enjoy designing and woodworking. I have sickle cell disease.

Damon, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Damon. I attend the University of Washington. I plan to major in American Indian studies and anthropology. My goal is to become a college professor or a K-12 teacher. I enjoy music and camping.

Marlise, ‘10 Scholar

Hey! I’m Marlise, and I have Friedrich’s ataxia, a genetic, progressive neuromuscular disorder. Currently, I’m a senior at Western Washington University. I’m majoring in creative writing, minoring in film studies, but not even close to knowing what direction to go in after school: fiction writing, film/tv critiquing, or screen writing. Right now I’m looking to do an internship abroad (probably in London) before I graduate in March 2016.

Garrett, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Garrett. I hope to study business and economics at the University of Washington. I like studying Spanish, world issues, and problem solving. I enjoy music, video games, movies, and hanging out with friends. I also like bi-skiing and playing power wheelchair soccer.

Angela, ‘10 Scholar

Hi! My name is Angela. I attend Gonzaga University, majoring in psychology in hopes of going into pediatric psychiatry. I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking new recipes, and watching movies. I completed an internship at the University of Washington Center for Neurotechnology. I have a form of congenital myopathy.

Maximo, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Maximo. Last December, I graduated from Flagler College with a bachelor’s degree in business. I have previously completed an internship at an entertainment and events company, working on graphic arts and stage setup. More recently, I interned with Matthew’s Design, mainly focusing on architecture work. I enjoy art, writing, and music. I play the drums. I have dyslexia, so it is hard for me to read and spell.

Benjy, ‘10 Scholar

Hello, my name is Benjy. As of May 2015, I am a proud alumni of Washington State University (GO COUGS!). I earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality business management with a minor in psychology. I’m looking forward to starting my career in a local hotel in the Spokane area.

Eric, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Eric. I attend the University of Washington. I am majoring in mechanical engineering. I enjoy playing golf, skiing, and mountain biking. I have Crohn’s disease.

Nicco, ‘10 Scholar

My name is Nicco. I am studying computational physics and minoring in history at Washington State University. I hold a senior position at an outdoor training company called Wolf Camp and the Wolf College. I work as the logistics coordinator and as an instructor specializing in emergency survival and traditional artisanry. As a longtime hobby, I work and train with civilian, law enforcement, and military working dogs with an emphasis in protection (bite work) and felony searches. I have served as a non-contract US Army Cadet and have recently become a licensed Washington State trapper.

Tatsuro, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Tatsuro. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I am attending Seattle Pacific University studying English. I enjoy studying and reading about the creation and evolution debate. I also enjoy art and English classes. I would like to continue learning about these subjects, and hope to become an artist and a writer. I love animals and have a snake, bearded dragon, and two cats. I am a Christian and my faith is the driving force of my life.

Niki, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Niki. I graduated from the University of Washington, where I studied psychology. I enjoy many types of music and go to concerts with my friends. I have amyoplasia arthrogryposis.

Cristina, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Cristina. I enjoy traveling and participating in community work for underrepresented populations. I attended a language school in Guatemala and did community work with the indigenous populations in rural areas. I am studying political science and law, diversity, and justice at Western Washington University (WWU), and I plan to pursue law school afterwards. This academic year, I will be the new disability outreach center coordinator for the Associated Students of WWU. I’ve had a chronic skin condition since 2005.

Krysta, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Krysta. I attend Central Washington University. I’m majoring in social services and working on minors in American Sign Language (ASL) and ethnic studies. I’m working as a teaching assistant for the ASL program and interned with disability services in Ellensburg over the summer.

Jenica, ‘10 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jenica. I attend the University of Washington. I hope to become a forensic psychologist and work with criminal cases. I have a visual impairment, and love meeting new people!