Hi, I am Mikayla. My favorite class is bioengineering. I attend Washington State University and am majoring in biomedical engineering. I have a learning disability, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorder.
Hi, my name is Hannah. I am a Senior at Central Washington University, Lynnwood. My major is business administration management. I am an accounting specialist at Boise Cascade in Woodinville. I was born legally blind in my right eye.
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 and climatology. 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 or atmospheric modeling. I enjoy watching baseball and playing on a softball team. I love talking with my friends; some of my best friends are from DO-IT. I volunteer for the National Weather Service weekly, am part of the DO-IT ATeam, and interned for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado this summer.
Hi, I am Jennifer, and I have spastic cerebral palsy. Since I would like to work in the field of broadcasting and communications, I am now taking computer classes to learn about new software. After this, I will be taking broadcasting classes online. I enjoy making slide shows of famous people; you can view them on YouTube under the user name Jenn Bress. I play power wheelchair soccer on the Rolling Thunder. I also like reading, creative writing, and technology.
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 am attending Gallaudet University to get my degree in elementary teaching and deaf education. I love dogs, especially American Eskimo huskies! I competed in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant and made it to the top.
Hi, my name is Lucas, and I have Goldenhar syndrome and a hearing impairment. I am a sophomore at the University of Washington planning to major in speech and hearing sciences. My goal is to become a pediatric audiologist. I ski, wakeboard, and participated on my high school’s soccer and golf teams. I was also the captain of my high school’s swim team. I did an internship at the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) during the summer of 2015.
Hi, my name is Cody, and I have cerebral palsy. I am currently attending Tacoma Community College. I hope to transfer to the University of Washington. 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 am Lindsay, an autistic student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder enrolled at Pacific University. I am a creative writing and German major who is also minoring in studio arts, and I obviously enjoy literature and art. I studied in Germany last year.
Hi, my name is Eric. I attend Everett Community College. I am interested in film and psychology. I have an unspecified learning disability, in addition to attention deficit disorder, that causes me to learn at a slower pace than most people, especially in math and English.
Hello, my name is Colton. I attend Green River Community College where I am pursuing an associate’s degree. 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.
Hello, I’m Alex. I attend Western Oregon University. I’m majoring in American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation and minoring in theatre. My favorite classes include ASL and acting classes. I 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.
Hi my name is Jessica, and I have spinal muscular atrophy. I am a senior at the University of Washington majoring in biology. I volunteer for a lab analyzing the effects that different environments have on phenotypes expressed in lizards, as well as the Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Project in Lynnwood. 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 hope to one day have a career in biomedical research.
Hi there! My name is Dominique. My hobbies are drawing, spending time with my boyfriend, and building up my Disney collection. This past year, I graduated from Art Instruction Schools with a certificate in fundamentals of art. I’m currently working on a book, which I hope to release soon. I have a rare form of dwarfism called Kniest syndrome, as well as arthritis in all my joints.
Hi! I’m Allison, and I have Thrombocytopenia absent radius syndrome and Von Willebrands disease. In the spring of 2018 I will graduate with an associates in biology from Skagit Valley Community College. I plan to then transfer to Washington State University for wildlife ecology and conservation science. I love chemistry, biology, everything outdoors, and especially animals. In my free time I create art and watch Netflix.
Hi, my name is Alicia, and I am Deaf. I am a senior at the University of Washington. My favorite classes are biocultural anthropology and global health. I am majoring in medical anthropology. I volunteer at Seattle Children’s Hospital doing office work and running errands. I am also a student assistant in the DO-IT office.
Hi, my name is Nolan. I am a political science major at McDaniel College in Maryland and would like to become a political campaign manager for local campaigns. I enjoy trying new foods and spending time with friends. I have arthrogryposis.
Hi, I’m Grace! I am Deaf and in my 4th year of mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York. After graduation, I hope to work in the aerospace and environment fields and potentially help design engines that can run on renewable energy. At RIT, I love being involved in and giving back to the community through various organizations.