'97 Ambassadors

Group photo of 1997 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1997. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Andrew, '97 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Attended the Rochester Institute of Technology to study physics.

Amanda, '97 Scholar

Graduated with honors from the University of Great Falls with a major in communications and a minor in computer systems integration. Works as a freelance writer.

Jennifer, '97 Scholar

Graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota. Owns a health and wellness business.

Cynthia, '97 Scholar

Graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's degree in economics. Currently working at NOAA Fisheries Science Center.

Trent, '97 Scholar

Attended Bellevue Community College and working at Target as a customer service helper.

Brad, '97 Scholar

Currently a senior at Northern Arizona University studying business management. Working at Pima Community College as a business mathematics tutor.

Ben, '97 Scholar

Earned an Associate's degree in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate from Green River Community College; working towards an architectural and civil drafting degree.

Justin, '97 Scholar

Attended St. Pete Junior College.

Michael, '97 Scholar

Spina Bifida with Upper Motor Neuron Dysfunction
Graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies in political theory and international politics.

Alexi, '97 Scholar

Profoundly deaf
Graduated from the University of Connecticut with English and publishing degrees. Pursuing a career in editing.

Karyn, '97 Scholar

Sales manager at Verizon Wireless. Married.

Shakethia, '97 Scholar

Attended Mississippi State University, majoring in accounting.

Steven, '97 Scholar

Severe hearing loss
Graduated from University of New Haven with a Master's degree in business administration and University of Connecticut as an economics major. Currently working as a manager for a family business in Connecticut. Looking forward to a new career in investment banking.

Laura, '97 Scholar

Ischemic spinal cord injury
Completed a Bachelor's degree in physics and philosophy at Hendrix College; pursuing graduate studies in physics at the University of Arkansas.

Keaton, '97 Scholar

Attended University of Utah and was pursuing a career in engineering when he died in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Veronica, '97 Scholar

Graduated from Harvard in 2003. Working as a legislative staffer in the United States Senate and attending Georgetown University Law Center.

Sharon, '97 Scholar

Graduated from Portland State University (PSU) with a Bachelor's degree in social sciences and teaching credentials to teach students with visual impairments. Currently teaches at the Utah School for the Blind and is pursuing a Master's degree in special education at PSU.