2012 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2012 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2012. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Mikayla, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, I am Mikayla. My favorite class is sports medicine. I attend Washington State University and am majoring in biomedical engineering. I have a learning disability, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorder.

Hannah, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Hannah. I am a sophomore at Fresno State University majoring in business accountancy. I was born legally blind in my right eye.

Peter, ‘12 Scholar

My name is Peter, and I have autism. I attend the University of Washington (UW). I am majoring in atmospheric sciences with a focus on meteorology. I was part of my high school’s environmental club and math team, and I am now part of Students Expressing Environmental Dedication and the Residential Community Student Association at UW. I wish to pursue a career in weather forecasting. I enjoy watching baseball and, during the summer, playing for a softball team. I love seeing and talking with my friends, and some of my best friends are from DO-IT. I completed an internship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this summer.

Jennifer, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, I am Jennifer, and I have spastic cerebral palsy. My favorite classes are history and English. I would like to work in the field of broadcasting and communications. I enjoy making slide shows of famous people; you can view them on YouTube under the user name “accustomcycle.” I also like reading, creative writing, and technology.

Aaliyah, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, I’m Aaliyah. I am deaf and wear a cochlear implant to help me hear. I played softball and was a member of the Monroe High School Bearcats bowling team. I attend Edmonds Community College and plan to transfer to a four-year college to get a degree in early childhood education. I love dogs, especially my American Eskimo husky named Princess. I competed in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant and made it to the top eleven.

Lucas, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Lucas, and I have Goldenhar syndrome and a hearing impairment. I just graduated from Sammamish High School. This fall I’ll be attending the University of Washington. My goal is to attend medical school and one day become a pediatric anesthesiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I ski, wakeboard, and participated on my high school’s soccer and golf teams, and I was the captain of my high school’s swim team. I did an internship at the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) during the summer of 2015.

Cody, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Cody, and I have cerebral palsy. I graduated from Gig Harbor High School in June of 2014, where my favorite classes were history, science, and yearbook. I would like a career in a technology field. I spend most of my free time using my computer and playing games. I also enjoy playing power soccer, which I have been doing since 2006. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2015.

Lindsay, ‘12 Scholar

Hello, my name is Lindsay, and I am on the autism spectrum and also have an attention deficit disorder. I attend Pacific University, where I am majoring in creative writing and minoring in German and studio art. I will be studying abroad in Germany this fall. My hobbies include writing, reading, and drawing.

Eric, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Eric. I currently plan on going back to Everett Community College to complete pre-requisites. I am interested in acting and film. I have an unspecified learning disability that causes me to learn at a slower pace than most people, especially in math and English. I enjoy playing competitive video games with friends.

Colton, ‘12 Scholar

Hello, my name is Colton. I recently finished my first quarter at Green River Community College, where I am pursuing an associate’s degree. Currently, I am taking a break from school and will start back up again in September 2015. I am uncertain of which four-year college I might attend once I attain my associate’s degree, as I am just taking it one step at a time.

Alex, ‘12 Scholar

Hello, I’m Alex. I currently attend Western Oregon University majoring in American Sign Language (ASL)interpretation and minoring in theatre. My favorite classes include ASL and English. I also have a passion for acting. I take acting classes and am a part of many productions. My favorite characters are those with a huge range of emotions. My dream job is to become an ASL interpreter and an actor. I have cerebral palsy.

Jessica, ‘12 Scholar

Hi my name is Jessica, and I have spinal muscular atrophy. I am now in my second year at Edmonds Community College. In high school, I participated in Link Crew, National Honor Society, and Key Club. I was also the founder of my school’s chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society. I organized and ran my high school’s first muscular dystrophy fundraiser. I am working towards my direct transfer degree in biology and hope to transfer to the University of Washington and pursue a career in biomedical research. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2015.

Dominique, ‘12 Scholar

Hi there! My name is Dominique, and I graduated from Mount Si High School. My favorite classes were art and English, and I would like to be an animator for Disney or Big Idea, Inc. (VeggieTales!). I love to draw, shop, play games, and be with my family. I also maintain an online art portfolio, and I’m adding new artwork all the time. This past year, I continued my education at Art Instruction School. I volunteered at Camp Korey. I have a rare form of dwarfism called Kniest syndrome, as well as arthritis in all my joints.

Allison, ‘12 Scholar

Hi! My name is Allison, I have thrombocytopenia absent radius syndrome and Von Willebrand disease. I have recently moved back to Washington from Montana. I was going to Montana State University and studying drafting design technology, but I decided that it wasn’t for me. So now I am going to the local community college, with the intent to transfer to Portland State and start in the zoology program. I really want to travel and study different animals across the world. I also enjoy drawing from time to time.

Alicia, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Alicia, and I am deaf. I will be sophomore at the University of Washington. My favorite classes are math and science. I would like to become an emergency room doctor. I volunteer at Seattle Children’s Hospital doing office work and running errands, but I hope to eventually work with kids directly. I am also a student assistant in the DO-IT office. I hope to go to Michigan State University or Johns Hopkins University for medical school.

Nolan, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Nolan. I enjoy history, science, and math. I attend McDaniel College in Maryland and would like to become a politician involved in creating laws. I enjoy following politics and hanging out with friends. I have arthrogryposis. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2015.

Grace, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, I’m Grace! I’m deaf and currently studying mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. After graduation, I hope to work for Boeing and do design work! I love being involved in and giving back to the community through various organizations on campus.