'99 Ambassadors


Group photo of 1999 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1999. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Roy, '99 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Earned a degree in computer science from Central Washington University. Works as a contractor for Microsoft testing software, user interface, and accessibility.

Crystal, '99 Scholar

Speech and learning disabilities
Earned a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation from Central Washington University.

Kathy, '99 Scholar

Spina bifida and attention deficit disorder
Pursuing an associate's degree in arts and sciences at Tacoma Community College (TCC), with plans to continue studies in social welfare. Works in TCC's enrollment services office.

Danielle, '99 Scholar

Mobility, speech, and hearing impairments
Earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing from Central Washington University.

David, '99 Scholar

Attended Seattle Central Community College.

Oscar, '99 Scholar

Attended Yakima Community College.

J.W., '99 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy
Graduated from Big Bend Community
College and was interested in a career in computer-aided design or video game programming when he passed away in March 2005.

Buffy, '99 Scholar

Earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Western Oregon University (WOU); currently pursuing a master's degree in deaf education at WOU. Plans to work as a coach and teacher.

Pat, '99 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned an associate's degree in computing from Spokane Falls Community College; plans to pursue a bachelor's degree. Works as a lead in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union. He and his wife Jessica have two daughters: Isabella and Paisley.

Ryan, '99 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned an associate's degree from Grays Harbor College.

Zachary, '99 Scholar

Freeman-Sheldon syndrome
Attended Seattle Central Community College. Travels to Taipei to learn Mandarin Chinese at the Mandarin Training Center at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Stuart, '99 Scholar

Larsen syndrome, double amputee with two artificial legs
Earned a bachelor's degree in European studies with a minor in political science from the University of Washington. Works at the National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Administration Fisheries Science Center as an information technology specialist.

Lacey, '99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, language and processing disabilities
Attends Shoreline Community College. Would like to develop a club where people who have physical disabilities can gather, socialize, and participate in events. Has a personal blog about disability and advocacy issues at naynaynews.blogspot.com.

Nate, '99 Scholar

Visual impairment
Earned a degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Portland. Has worked in nonprofit environments, including a homeless shelter in Uganda. Planning to pursue Peace Corps service in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wolfgang, '99 Scholar

Learning disability
Attended Skagit Valley College and the University of Washington.

Kelci, '99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Works as a substitute teacher.

Tynesha, '99 Scholar

Spina bifida
Earned a degree in social sciences from Seattle Central Community College. Works as a child life specialist. Has worked at the Langston Hughes Program for Youth.

Ali, '99 Scholar

Osteogenesis imperfecta
Earned an associate's degree from Edmonds Community College; currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering at Washington State University.