Hello, my name is Adrian Benitez. I have been Deaf all my life. I graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School. I now attend Seattle Central College and hope to transfer to Gallaudet University. I am excited to see where my path leads!
Hi, my name is Bryce Robison, and I am from Chelan, Washington. I graduated from Chelan High School. I attend Spokane Community College and play for their tennis team. I plan to transfer to Eastern Washington University to get a degree in business. After that I will return to Chelan to farm alongside my father.
Hello, my name is Cameron Cox. I graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue. I attend Northern Arizona University with the hope to one day be a history teacher. I am double majoring in history education and political science. I am in the National Honor Society. I love any American history or mathematics class. I was born with cerebral palsy. I use a wheelchair to travel around. In my free time, I enjoy playing video and board games.
Hi, my name is Jacky Larson. I took classes at Clark College and am currently taking a break from school and working full time as I consider what I want to study in the future. I enjoy playing sports, being with my friends, and listening to music. In the future, I would like to work for Microsoft, because they are interested in employing people who have my disability. I am a positive thinker, and I don’t let anything get me down or keep me from succeeding. I would also like to be a vlogger someday.
My name is Jarrod Swarts. I graduated from West Seattle High School and attend the University of Washington. I like history, drawing, and writing. I also like to watch anime and indie animations. I am looking at becoming a paralegal. Currently I am working at the Seattle Public Library.
Hi, my name is Jayda Flowers. I attend Spokane Falls Community College. I graduated from Mount Spokane High School. I have attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. My dyslexia comes up mostly when I’m doing math or sometimes with letters when I’m reading.
Hi, my name is Jon VanDerpool. I graduated from Oroville High School. I’m thinking about going to college to study radiology because of my knowledge of computers. I enjoy listening to heavy metal music and playing video games. I’ve been teaching myself how to play the keyboard.
My name is Kyleelynn Peery, and I attend Southern New Hampshire University. My hobbies include watching TV, shopping, and spending time with the people I love. I miss spending time will my friends from DO-IT!
My name is Micayla Berry. I graduated with an associate in applied arts and sciences degree in animation from Shoreline Community College. I like making art, watching movies, reading, writing, and engaging in activism. I write fiction and hope to animate my own show someday. I was on the Special Olympics Women’s National Team in 2018 and plan to attend Central Washington University in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work. I have left hemiplegic cerebral palsy, ADHD, and a nonverbal learning disability.
My name is Naomi Marteeny. I am currently studying at the University of Washington Bothell, majoring in business administration with a concentration in leadership and strategic innovation (LSI) and minoring in economics. I will be an officer in Women in Business next year and I just joined the supply chain management club as well. I also became a member of Toastmaster’s Club. I have devoted the last three years to dancing, mostly hip-hop. Dancing has brought major physical improvements to my daily life. I love American Sign Language and am studying Korean and Mandarin. I am currently applying for internships and scholarships in my free time. I couldn’t live without my service dog, Libby the IV. I returned as an Ambassador during Summer Study 2021.
Hi, my name is Rob Perlic, and I live in Pullman, Washington. I graduated from Tesla STEM High School and am now studying mechanical engineering at Washington State University. I enjoy history, music, baseball, and STEM subjects. I participated in an internship with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering in the summer of 2017.
Hello Everyone! My name is Rochelle Bowyer (she/her/hers). In 2019 I graduated from North Seattle College with a transfer degree and started my journey at the University of Washington (UW). I am majoring in communications and international studies at the UW and hope to graduate in 2022. When we aren’t in the middle of a pandemic, I work hard and travel hard. Since I was 16, I have self-funded my trips to Japan, Taiwan, and Beijing (where I studied Mandarin for three months). My last trip before the pandemic was to Alaska, where I saw a glimpse of the Northern Lights. I am one of the many student assistants of the DO-IT team
Hi, I am Ryan Hribernick! I live in Shoreline, Washington. I currently attend Shoreline Community College in their transition program. I have cerebral palsy. I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing video games, watching YouTube, and writing fiction stories.
Hi, my name is Serena Mirelez. I graduated from Chiawana High School and now attend Columbia Basin College. I would like to design technology for people with disabilities. I have a passion for video games and all kinds of music.
My name is Takashi Kanai. I just graduated from Montclair State University majoring in dance and am moving to Philadelphia to hopefully pursue a career in the arts.
Hello everyone! My name is Teresa Buchholz, and I attend Seattle University (SU). I was born missing both of my arms but utilize my feet to navigate life. I am a psychology major and a Chinese minor. At SU, I am also a dancer, a resident assistant, a dance coach, and a tour guide in undergraduate admissions! Feel free to reach out with any questions!
Hello, my name is Ziyu Zhu. I live in Marysville, Washington. I graduated from Marysville Getchell High School. My career goal is to be a graphic designer. In my spare time, I like to explore the great outdoors, play video games, watch movies, take pictures, and surf the internet. I also enjoy photography. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.