Phase III Scholars
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.
Hi, my name is Kim. I graduated from Lakewood High School in 2013 and will be attending Everett Community College in the fall. I would like to get a degree in human services. I have acted in many plays, including Mad Breakfast, Clue, It's A Wonderful Life, Little Woman, and The Night of One Acts. I am also the captain of my school's improv team. I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hello, my name is Tess. I live in Seattle and have dysgraphia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I am interested in a career that involves my creativity, such as design, communications, or psychology. I am a sophomore at Gonzaga University. I train dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Hi, I'm Paige. I live in Silverdale. I graduated from high school and am attending Central Washington University this fall. I would like to pursue a career in accounting. I love to swim, camp, go to the movies, sew, and explore new places.
Hi, my name is Jae. I graduated from Issaquah High School and I'm going to attend Bellevue College. I enjoy English and writing. I love writing because it helps me express what I am thinking and feeling. I would like to be an assistive technology specialist who gives people their voices through devices. I have cerebral palsy. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hello, I'm Diego, and I'm attending Edmonds Community College to earn an associate's degree in science. I play the violin and trumpet. I am a nice and respectful person, but also a jokester. I have a learning disability.
Hi, my name is Cecily. I graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and I'll be attending Spokane Community College in the fall. I would like to be a high school counselor, pharmacist, or psychologist. I enjoy watching movies and hanging out with friends. I have arthrogryposis and can't use my hands so I use my feet for everything. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hi, I'm Mauricio. I graduated from Highline High School, where my favorite subjects were math, science, and history. I am interested in the night skies and helping people. I am considering a career as a police officer or a chemical engineer. I like to play soccer and lift weights. I have a visual impairment and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
My name is Joshua. I graduated from Skyline High School. I enjoy learning about history, literature, philosophy, political science, and languages. I also enjoy reading, writing, and photography. I will be starting school at the University of Washington, Bothell this fall. Last year I joined the staff of my school's newspaper, and I hope to work on the UW newspaper as well. I also intend to join the debate club. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hi, my name is Deicy, and I have spina bifida. I graduated from Eastmont High School. I volunteer with United Way. In my spare time, I like to play basketball, volleyball, bowl, write, and draw; these activities help me get my frustrations out in a positive way. I love hanging out with my youth group at church.
Hi, my name is Emily, and I am blind. I graduated from Curtis Senior High School, where I was a member of the National Honor Society. I attend Gonzaga University. I would like to study math and linguistics. I hope to work as an electrical engineer and develop new tools for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.
Hi, my name is Erika. I graduated from Edmonds Woodway High School. Last year, I participated in the 2012 Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing where I completed two college courses in computing. At University of Washington, I intend to major in biomedical engineering. I am a volunteer at Seattle Children's Hospital. I love talking to people so don't be afraid to talk to me, I don't bite. I am deaf and use cochlear implants. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hi, my name is Sean. I graduated from Woodinville High School. I spent my freshman year of college at Bellevue College and plan to enroll in an online school in the fall. I enjoy studying math and chemistry. I have letters in basketball, baseball, and football for being team manager. Which sport is my favorite? They all are—for different reasons! I am an avid cook and enjoy reality TV and movies. I have arthrogryposis. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hi, my name is Macy. I'm a sophomore at the University of Washington pursuing a double major in disability studies and speech and hearing sciences. I graduated from Decatur High School and attended Running Start at Highline Community College. I earned an associate of arts degree along with my high school diploma. Ultimately I'm interested in pursuing a master's degree in psychology. I play soccer. I have cerebral palsy and a service dog named Brooklyn. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hi, my name is Kaylie, and I graduated from Edmonds Woodway High School. I intend to study culinary arts at South Seattle Community College in the fall, and then transfer to a university to earn her bachelor's degree in hospitality management. I'd like to operate my own business, Kakes by Kaylie. I am deaf. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hello, I'm Vaughn. I graduated from Glacier Peak High School and I'll be attending the University of Washington, Bothell in the fall. My favorite subjects are science, history, and German. I hope to someday visit Germany and Ireland. I enjoy reading and listening to various kinds of music, including classical. I have a hearing impairment, fine motor weakness, and flat feet, which makes walking long distances difficult. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.