Phase III Scholars & Ambassadors

Group photo of 2014 DO-IT 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 2015 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, and with all Scholars, Pals, Ambassadors, and Mentors at

Carl, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, I’m Carl. I graduated from Woodinville High School, and I am now a freshman at University of Washington. I like music and playing the drums. I like gaming on my Xbox and computer. I have a dog. I am also a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. I am interested in psychology and business. I have taken an Advanced Placement test to receive college credit. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.

Sean, ‘14 Scholar

Hello, my name is Sean. My favorite classes are machining and trigonometry. I have complete hearing loss in both ears and two cochlear implants. I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching TV, playing sports, and listening to music. I like rap mostly, but I am open to other genres. I played football for my high school. Last year, I attended Rochester Institute of Technology. I have transferred to Olympic College.


Jason, ‘14 Scholar

My name is Jason, and I graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School. I was a member of the National Honor Society. I like to play baseball, basketball, and softball. I also run track and cross country, swim, and bowl. I enjoy playing video games and keeping score for the Mariners games. I would like to be either a Major League Baseball statistician or a technology engineer. I attend Clark College. I have a visual impairment.


Anita, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, I’m Anita. I’m a sophomore at the University of Portland studying early education. I use a wheelchair because I contracted polio when I was a baby living in India. I like rowing, and I love doing community service, reading, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.

Aja,'14 Scholar

Hello, my name is Aja. I graduated from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish and intend to go to the University of Washington after starting at Edmonds College. I have mild cerebral palsy. My favorite subject is the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). In the future I intend to cure cerebral palsy, so I can join the Army. I’ve been a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the National Honor Society. I enjoy archery and playing the piano. I am also an avid reader. 

Calleese, '14 Scholar

Hi, I’m Calleese. I attended iTech Preparatory and took Running Start classes. I have a learning disability. I was the president of the Local Association Student Council, which helps students from different schools and events to come together and learn from each other. In 2016, I planned a leadership summit for 3 different districts to attend. After I tore both of my ACLs during a soccer game, I started learning photography. I was a yearbook officer, head photographer, and editor. I travel a lot with my twin around the Vancouver and Oregon area. I am a very relaxed, outgoing person. I love playing sports, being outdoors, and adventuring. I am a freshman at Central Washington University.

Jin, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jin, and I am hard of hearing. I attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle. I played percussion in symphonic band, marching band, and drumline. I enjoy reading, solving math problems, listening to music, playing basketball, and gaming. I would like to become a computer scientist. I attend the University of Washington in Seattle.


Thor, ‘14 Scholar

Thor graduated from Burlington-Edison High School. He was a WyldLife student leader and an active member of Young Life. Thor enjoyed reading many genres of books, but his favorite was mythology. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was in a 4-H club. Thor’s career goal was to become a lawyer. He had a form of muscular dystrophy called Desmin myopathy. Thor passed away in May of 2016.

Kennedy, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, my name is Kennedy. I finished my first year of college at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington. It has been an awesome experience, much better than high school. Some of my favorite courses are psychology and sociology. I am working toward an associate of arts degree. During my spare time I enjoy playing video games, watching movies, boating with my family, and listening to music. I listen to an array of music, from Radiohead to Alice in Chains and Led Zeppelin. I saw a few great concerts this summer at the White River Amphitheater. My favorite movie genres are comedy and action. My career goal is to become a clinical psychologist.

Vanessa, ‘14 Scholar

Hi! My name is Vanessa. This fall I will continue working on my associate in technical arts degree in multimedia and interactive technology at Skagit Valley College. When I am not studying or working with Photoshop, I spend a lot of time freaking out about British TV shows and reading an endless pile of novels. Most of my brain is made up of Taylor Swift lyrics and Harry Potter trivia. I have Ollier’s disease/Maffucci syndrome. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.


Alex, ‘14 Scholar

Hello, my name is Alex. I graduated from the International School. I am a sophomore at the University of Maryland. I am a recipient of two presidential awards for academic excellence along with the University of Maryland’s Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education Award for having a GPA at or above 3.5. I enjoy video games and reading about how the latest games improve on previous games. I like to draw objects and cartoon characters in my spare time. I am also a huge theme park/roller coaster enthusiast. My long term goal is to become a computer programmer working at a game studio of sorts. I have a mild autism spectrum disorder. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.

Lindsey, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, my name is Lindsey. I attended Graham-Kapowsin High School and am a freshmen at the University of Washington. I like to read, write, draw, watch TV, and listen to music. I attended the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp until I was 17, where kids with neuromuscular disabilities swim, fish, ride in motorcycle sidecars, and do many other activities. I have a retired service dog named Wonder and three younger siblings. When I graduate from college, I want to be an author and work with digital graphic art, preferably at DreamWorks Animation Studio. I have spinal muscular dystrophy Type 2/3, but it just adds a little more spice to my life, along with a wheelchair.

Teo, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, my name is Teo. I graduated from Granite Falls High School, and I’m enlisted in the Washington National Guard. I like to spend time with my family and friends. I have always been involved in school activities like supporting my school sports teams. I’m a nice, funny, and friendly person. I attend Everett Community College and plan to major in the medical field. I have a learning disability.

Matthew, ‘14 Scholar

My name is Matthew. I graduated from Mt. Spokane High School, where I was in Spanish club, National Honor Society, and Gamer’s Club. I founded my school’s Archery Club. I served as co-captain for Gamer’s Club and served on Student Council and the prom committee. I have a first degree black belt in tae kwon do. I enjoy science and served on the student board for the Mobius Science Center and continue to volunteer at the museum. My favorite activities are spending time with my family, fishing, snorkeling, archery, puzzles, and spending time at the beach looking for treasures. I also love playing video games, including the Assassin’s Creed series, Call of Duty series, Bioshock series, and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney. I have a twin brother and a younger sister. I am a freshman at Eastern Washington University. I plan to major in either engineering or video game design. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.

Mikaela, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, I’m Mikaela. I am currently in Pullman attending Washington State University. During my time here, I am hoping to obtain a major in pre-nursing and a minor in psychology. For fun, I love cheerleading and tumbling.

Mike, ‘14 Scholar

Hi, my name is Michael. I graduated from high school. I am currently looking for a job and enrolled in the Learning Independence For Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) program at the Washington State School for the Blind campus in Vancouver. In my spare time I love to draw. I had cancer when I was one year old. I love animals, and my goal is to be a vet or vet tech. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.

Eric, ‘14 Scholar

My name is Eric. I will be a freshman at Duke in the fall. I was named the “Most Inspirational Student” in 8th grade and am a member of the National Honor Society. I played on my school and club soccer teams. I also enjoy both playing and listening to music. I play drums and guitar. My family and I volunteer at the Issaquah Meals Program, which provides food for people in need. I love to play with my dog, and I also help pet-sit for my neighbors when they go on vacation. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.

Sangha, ‘14 Scholar

Hello, my name is Sangha, and I graduated from Bellevue High School where I played clarinet in symphonic band. I also play basketball every Saturday. I was also on the cross country and track teams. For fun, I play video games. My favorite hobby is watching YouTube videos about new games. I’d like to be a computer engineer. I have an autism spectrum disorder. I am a freshman at Seattle Pacific University. I was an intern for Summer Study 2016.