2012 Scholars

2012 Scholars


Mikayla, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Hannah, ‘12 Scholar

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.

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 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.

Jennifer, ‘12 Scholar

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.

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 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.  

Lucas, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Cody, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Lindsay, ‘12 Scholar

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.  

Eric, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Colton, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Alex, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Jessica, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Dominique, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Allison, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Alicia, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Nolan, ‘12 Scholar

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.

Grace, ‘12 Scholar

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.