2010 Scholars

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Angela, ‘10 Scholar

Congenital muscular dystrophy

Graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor of arts in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University. Completed internships at the University of Washington Center for Neurotechnology and the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Currently working at the Alyssa Burnett Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Benjy, ‘10 Scholar

Spinal cord injury

Graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality business management and a minor in psychology. Works in group sales department for Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington.

Cristina, ‘10 Scholar

Keratosis lichenoides chronica

Studying political science and law, diversity, and justice at Western Washington University (WWU). Plans to pursue law school. Attended a language school in Guatemala and did community work with indigenous populations in rural areas. Is the disability outreach center coordinator for the Associated Students of WWU.

Damon, ‘10 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder, dyslexia

Graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in American Indian studies and anthropology and a minor in diversity. Wants to become a college professor or a K-12 teacher and help work with local community groups.

Eric, ‘10 Scholar

Crohn’s disease

Graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. Currently working for King County as a project engineer.

Garrett, ‘10 Scholar

Arthrogryposis amyloplasia

Studied at Whatcom Community College. Enjoys bi-skiing and playing power wheelchair soccer.

Jenica, ‘10 Scholar


Graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in law, societies, and justice, and political science. Worked at Zillow in the Client Engagement Department and is now at Microsoft as a business administrator. Aspires to be in the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a forensic psychologist and work with teams to build profiles for criminals.

Krysta, ‘10 Scholar

Deaf, multiple chemical sensitivity

Has a bachelor of science in social service and a minor in ASL (American Sign Language) from Central Washington University. Plans to attend law school to become a civil rights lawyer.

Marlise, ‘10 Scholar

Friedrich’s ataxia

Attends Western Washington University, majoring in creative writing with a minor in film studies. Wants to pursue fiction writing, film and tv critiquing, or screen writing after college. Hoping to do an internship abroad.

Maximo, ‘10 Scholar

Arthritis, dyslexia, spondyloarthropathy

Graduated from Flagler College with a bachelor’s degree in business. Completed an internship at an entertainment and events company, working on graphic arts and stage setup. Interned with Matthew’s Design, mainly focusing on architecture work.

Nicco, ‘10 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, visual impairments

Attends Washington State University. Volunteers with multiple law enforcement agencies to support their active shooter, counter terrorism, and special weapons and tactics programs.

Niki, ‘10 Scholar

Amyoplasia arthrogryposis, scoliosis

Graduated from the University of Washington (UW) with a major in psychology. Attending Seattle University for a masters in clinical mental health counseling. Works in the Disability Resources for Students office at the UW.

Rosa’Lea , ‘10 Scholar

Specific learning disabilities

Working at an inn as a front desk clerk and house keeper.

Ryan, ‘10 Scholar

Sickle cell disease, specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder

Works across the United States and internationally as a field service mechanic for a company that contracts with aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier. Works on cars and woodworking projects in his spare time.

Shawn, ‘10 Scholar

Brain tumor, blind

Graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in aerospace engineering. Interned with Boeing. Graduated with a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington. Works for Boeing as a propulsion engineer.

Tatsuro, ‘10 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Graduated with a bachelor of arts in English from Seattle Pacific University in 2016. Hopes to work as a professional writer.