2011 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2011 DO-IT Scholars

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.

Kim, ‘11 Scholar

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

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.

Paige, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, I’m Paige. I live in Tacoma, but soon I’ll be moving to Lynnwood. I graduated from high school in 2013 and currently attend Central Washington University. My intended major is accounting. I love to swim, camp, go to the movies, and explore new places.

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 to express what I am thinking and feeling, since I can’t speak verbally. My favorite things to do are listening to music, reading, and watching TV shows. I would like to be a translation specialist because I want to create paths for disabled students and help them to be successful in their learning. I have cerebral palsy.

Diego, ‘11 Scholar

Greetings. My name is Diego and I have a learning disability. I attended Edmonds Community College. I am currently a grocery/cashier clerk for Winco Foods, where I have been working for almost three years now. I enjoy playing sports like soccer and football. I tend to be shy, but I can also be very funny. I have a learning disability.

Cecily, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Cecily Mosca. 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.

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.

Joshua, ‘11 Scholar

My name is Joshua. I’m interested in history, literature, philosophy, political science, and languages. I’m a social justice advocate trying to affect change in the fields of disability rights, police reform, and politics in general. I’m also an amateur photographer. I’m going to be studying political science at the University of Washington. I hope to attend law school and work for the American Civil Liberties Union when I graduate.

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.

Emily, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Emily, and I am blind. I graduated from Curtis Senior High School, where I was a member of the National Honor Society. I attend Gonzaga University. I would like to study math and psychology. I hope to work as a mechanical engineer and develop new ways for people with visual impairments and other disabilities to be able to work out in a gym with minimal adaptations on the part of the user.

Erika, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Erika and I am deaf. I attend the University of Washington. I plan to major in informatics or business with a second major in information management. I enjoy reading, traveling, and photography. I am a volunteer at Seattle Children’ Hospital. I am also a student assistant in the DO-IT office. I was chosen to be on the Student Advisory Council for the US Business Leadership Network. I love talking to people so don’t be afraid to talk to me, I don’t bite.

Sean, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Sean. 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 as team manager. Which sport is my favorite? They all are—for different reasons! I am an avid cook and enjoy reality TV and movies.

Macy, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Macy, and I recently graduated from the University of Washington (UW) with a bachelors degree in psychology. I will be returning to UW in the fall to start a masters of social work program. I have cerebral palsy, and although it limits me physically, I like to think that it has otherwise opened a lot of doors for me. I want to work with kids with disabilities, and I think at least part of that desire comes from my own experience as a person with the disability.

Kaylie, ‘11 Scholar

Hi, my name is Kaylie, and I study pastry 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.

Jessie, ‘11 Scholar

My name is Jessie. I’m a senior at the University of Washington. I am majoring in psychology with a minor in diversity; I also plan to major in either informatics or human-centered design and engineering. I’m passionate about animation, Deaf culture and sign language, and the interaction between art and technology. I love learning about different cultures. In 2014, I studied abroad in London for five weeks. I am deaf.

Vaughn, ‘11 Scholar

Hello, I’m Vaughn. I attend the University of Washington 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.