Phase III Scholars
Phase III Scholars are completing high school or transitioning to college. Throughout the year, they communicate with other Scholars, Ambassadors, and Mentors and participate in DO-IT activities. Some become Interns at DO-IT Summer Study and participate in other work experiences. Once 2014 Summer Study was over, those Phase III Scholars who graduated from high school became DO-IT Ambassadors. DO-IT Ambassadors are pursuing postsecondary studies and careers. They share their experiences with DO-IT Scholars and Pals, encouraging them to pursue their goals in college and employment. All Scholars and Ambassadors can communicate with each other at firstname.lastname@example.org, and with all Scholars, Pals, Ambassadors, and Mentors at email@example.com.
Hi, I am Mikayla, and I graduated from Lynnwood High School in June 2014. My favorite class is sports medicine. I participated in my high school’s robotics team, and we went to nationals and placed 21st. I will attend Washington State University in the fall with an intended major of occupational therapy. I have a learning disability, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorder.
Hi my name is Hannah, and I am legally blind in my right eye. I graduated from Arlington High School. I will be attending Fresno State University in the fall. I plan on majoring in business administration or accounting.
My name is Peter, and I have autism. I graduated from Redmond High School in June 2014 and plan to attend the University of Washington (UW) in the fall. I hope to major in atmospheric sciences. I was part of my high school’s Environmental Club and Math Team. I wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. I enjoy watching baseball, and during the summer, I play for a softball team. My personality and character depend on the environment that I am in. In a friendly, relaxed environment, I can be very sociable and humorous. However, if I am not in a friendly environment, and especially if I am in a stressed environment or time crunch, I tend to be more reserved. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hi, I am Jennifer, and I have spastic cerebral palsy. My favorite classes are history and English. I would like to work in the field of broadcasting and communications. I enjoy making slide shows of famous people; you can view them on YouTube under the user name “accustomcycle.” 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 graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School. I played softball and was a member of the Monroe High School Bearcats bowling team. I attend Edmonds Community College and plan to transfer to a four-year college to get a degree in early childhood education. I love dogs, especially my American Eskimo Husky named Princess. I competed in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant and made it to the top eleven. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hi, my name is Lucas, and I have Goldenhar syndrome and a hearing impairment. This fall, I will be a senior at Sammamish High School. I especially enjoy math. I would like to attend the UW or the University of California, San Francisco. My goal is to go into the medical field, specifically anesthesiology. I ski, wakeboard, and participate on my high school’s soccer, swim, and golf teams. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hi, my name is Cody, and I have cerebral palsy. I graduated from Gig Harbor High School, where my favorite classes are history and science. I would like a career in a technology field. I enjoy spending time on the computer and playing games. I also like playing power soccer, which I have been doing since 2006.
Hello, my name is Lindsay, and I have Asperger syndrome and attention deficit disorder. I attend Pacific University, where I am planning to major in creative writing and minor in German. My hobbies consist primarily of writing, reading, and artistic pursuits. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hi, my name is Eric. I currently attend Everett Community College completing my pre-requisites. My interests have leaned towards acting and film. I have an unspecified learning disability which causes me to learn at a slower pace than other people. It really affects my math and English. I enjoy playing competitive video games with friends, along with snowboarding and ice skating. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hello! I’m Colton, and I have muscular dystrophy. I just finished my third quarter at Edmonds Community College. I am currently transferring to Green River Community College in pursuit of attaining an associate’s degree. Once that is completed, I will weigh my options on which four-year college I might want to attend. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hello, I’m Alex. I graduated from Kingston High School. My favorite classes include American Sign Language, English, and history. 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 interpreter and an actor. I will be attending Western Oregon University in fall 2014, where I can pursue degrees in interpreting and acting in film/theatre. I have cerebral palsy. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hi my name is Jessica, and I have spinal muscular atrophy. In the past year I graduated from Glacier Peak High School, where I participated in my high school’s Link Crew, National Honor Society, and Key Club. I was also the founding president of my school’s National Spanish Honor Society. I organized and ran Glacier Peak’s first muscular dystrophy fundraiser. I will be starting community college in the fall of 2014 where I will get my direct transfer degree in biology, as well as receive my clinical lab certification. My hopes for the future are to transfer to the UW and pursue a career in a science field.
Hi there! My name is Dominique, and I graduated from Mount Si High School. My favorite classes were art and English, and I would like to be an animator for Disney or Big Idea, Inc. (VeggieTales!). I love to draw, shop, play games, and be with my family. I also maintain an online art portfolio, and I’m adding new artwork all the time. This past year, I worked on a year-long stop-motion project with a group of other students at my school. The finished animation is on my website: www.djsartpotfolio.weebly.com. I now attend Bellevue College studying digital media arts (animation). I have a rare form of dwarfism called Kniest syndrome, as well as arthritis in all my joints.
Hi, my name is Allison, and I will be a sophmore at Montana State University. I love studying architecture, interior design, and graphic design; I would like to continue these studies in college. I play tennis, swim, draw, craft, and go to the shooting range. I have a unique skill of putting both socks on with my feet. I have thrombocytopenia absent radius syndrome and Von Willebrand disease. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hi, my name is Alicia, and I am deaf. I graduated from Edmonds Woodway High School. My favorite classes are math and science. I would like to become an emergency room doctor. I am a volunteer at Children’s Hospital, doing office work and running errands, but I hope to eventually work with kids directly. I am also a student assistant in the DO-IT office. I am a member of the Deaf Academic Bowl and have competed on a national level. I am attending the UW in the fall of 2014 for pre-med. I hope to go to Michigan State University or Johns Hopkins University for medical school. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.
Hi, my name is Nolan, and I graduated from Nathan Hale High School. I enjoy history, science, and math. I will be attending McDaniel College in Maryland and would like to eventually be a politician involved in creating laws. I enjoy following politics and hanging out with friends. I have arthrogryposis.
Hey I’m Grace! I’m deaf, and I attend Rochester Institute of Technology in New York as an engineering major. I aspire to work at Boeing or the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) someday. Dance has been one of my lifelong passions; I hope to continue dancing in college. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.