2011 Ambassadors

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The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2011. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

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Kim, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Kim. I attend Everett Community College. I would like to get a degree in human services. I have acted in many plays, including Mad Breakfast, Clue, It’s A Wonderful Life, Little Woman, and The Night of One Acts. I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Tess, ‘11 Scholar

Hello, my name is Tess. I live in Seattle and have dysgraphia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I am interested in a career that involves my creativity, such as design, communications, or psychology. I attend Gonzaga University. I train dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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Paige, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, I’m Paige. I live in Silverdale but soon I’ll be moving to Virginia. I graduated from high school and currently attend Central Washington University. My intended major is accounting with a minor in informational technology. I love to swim, camp, go to the movies, and explore new places.

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Jae, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jae. I’m attending Bellevue College, earning my associate of arts transfer degree. I enjoy English and writing. I love writing because it helps me express what I am thinking and feeling, since I can’t speak verbally. I would like to be an assistive technology specialist who gives people their voices through devices, because I can understand and relate to them. I have cerebral palsy.

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Diego, ‘11 Scholar

Hello, my name is Diego. I attended Edmonds Community College but have decided to follow a path into business. I’ve been working at a grocery store for about a year and a half. My favorite sports to play are volleyball, soccer, football, and basketball. I still play the violin and the trumpet. I’m a nice, calm, shy kid but once you get to know me, you would see that I can make people laugh and smile. I have a learning disability.

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Cecily, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Cecily. I attend Spokane Community College. I would like to be a high school counselor, pharmacist, or psychologist. I enjoy watching movies and hanging out with friends. I have arthrogryposis and can’t use my hands so I use my feet for everything.

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Mauricio, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, I’m Mauricio. I graduated from Highline High School, where my favorite subjects were math, science, and history. I am interested in the night skies and helping people. I am considering a career as a police officer or a chemical engineer. I like to play soccer and lift weights. I have a visual impairment and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Joshua, ‘11 Scholar

My name is Joshua. I enjoy learning about history, literature, philosophy, political science, and languages. I also enjoy reading, writing, and photography. I currently attend the UW Bothell. I worked on my high school’s newspaper, and I hope to work on the UW newspaper as well. I also intend to join the debate club.

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Deicy, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Deicy, and I have spina bifida. I graduated from Eastmont High School. I volunteer with United Way. In my spare time, I like to play basketball and volleyball, bowl, write, and draw; these activities help me get my frustrations out in a positive way. I love hanging out with my youth group at church.

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Emily, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Emily, and I am blind. I attend Gonzanga University. I would like to study math and psychology. I hope to work as a mechanical engineer and develop new tools for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

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Erika, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Erika, and I am deaf. I am a sophomore at UW. I plan to major in something computing related, but I’m still trying to figure out exactly what. I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking in nature, and photography. I am a volunteer at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I am also a student assistant in the DO-IT Office. I love talking to people so don’t be afraid to talk to me, I don’t bite. :)

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Sean, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Sean. I graduated from Woodinville High School. I attended Bellevue College and now go to Arizona State through their online program. I enjoy studying math and chemistry. I lettered in basketball, baseball, and football for being team manager. Which sport is my favorite? They all are—for different reasons! I am an avid cook and enjoy reality TV and movies.

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Macy, ‘11 Scholar

Hi. My name is Macy. I’m a senior at the UW pursuing a double major in disability studies and speech and hearing sciences. I attended Running Start at Highline Community College where I received my associate of arts degree along with my high school diploma before coming to the UW. Ultimately I’m interested in pursuing a master’s degree in psychology. I play soccer and am now a member of DO-IT’s ATeam. I have cerebral palsy.

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Kaylie, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Kaylie, and I study culinary arts at South Seattle College. I would like to graduate with an associate of arts degree next year then go straight to work in a bakery. In the future, I’d like to operate my own business, Kakes by Kaylie. I am deaf.

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Jessie, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, I’m Jessie. I am an incoming junior at the UW. This summer I studied abroad in London for five weeks and learned about art, history, architecture, theatre, and British culture. After that, I participated in the Google Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Immersion for three days. I also participated in the 2013 Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing at the UW. My favorite classes are psychology, history, and art. I intend to major in human-centered design and engineering or informatics. I am deaf.  

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Vaughn, ‘11 Scholar

Hello, I’m Vaughn. I attend UW Bothell. My favorite subjects are science, history, and German. I hope to someday visit Germany and Ireland. I enjoy reading and listening to various kinds of music, including classical. I have a hearing impairment, fine motor weakness, and flat feet, which makes walking long distances difficult.