Phase III Scholars & Ambassadors

2016 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 2018 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

Adrian, ‘16 Scholar

Hello, my name is Adrian. I have been Deaf all my life. I just graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School. I plan to attend Seattle Central College and hope to transfer to Gallaudet University. I am excited to see where my path leads! I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Micayla, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Micayla. I graduated from Ballard High School and am attending Shoreline Community College. I like making art, reading, writing, and listening to music. I am on the Special Olympics Women’s National Team. I write fiction and hope to animate my own show someday. I have left hemiplegia from a stroke and seizures. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Rochelle, ‘16 Scholar

I’m Rochelle. I graduated from the Center School in Seattle and am currently a student at North Seattle College. My aspiration in life at this moment is to become a lawyer and one day work for the United Nations. I attended Beijing Language and Culture University for a language immersion program in Beijing, China during the summer of 2018. It took a lot of hard work to get into this program. Presently I am working on a project with my friend to create curriculum about ableism, in hopes of getting our high school teacher to implement it in his social justice program. 

Teresa, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Teresa. I am a freshman in college at Seattle University. In the past year, I was elected varsity dance captain, public relations officer on Choir Council, and elected for Senior Class Council. I was born missing both arms, and have learned to do many things with my feet. I plan to either major in psychology or law with a prime focus on social justice. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Cameron, ‘16 Scholar

Hello, my name is Cameron, and I am a newly graduated senior from Newport High School in Bellevue. I attend Northern Arizona University with the hope to one day be a history teacher. I love any American history or mathematics class. I was born with cerebral palsy. I use a wheelchair to travel around. In my free time, I enjoy playing video and board games. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Jayda, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jayda. I graduated from Mount Spokane High School. I attend Spokane Falls Community College. I have attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. My dyslexia comes up mostly when I’m doing math or sometimes with letters when I’m reading.

Ryan, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, I am Ryan! I live in Shoreline, Washington. I am a senior at Shorewood High School. I have cerebral palsy. I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing video games, and watching YouTube. I like to write fiction stories. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Takashi, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Takashi. I am a sophomore at Montclair State University majoring in dance. One day, you might see me dancing at Disneyland. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Jacky, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jacky. I am taking classes at Clark College. I enjoy playing sports, being with my friends, and listening to music. In the future, I would like to work for Microsoft, because they are interested in people that have my disability. I am a positive thinker, and I don’t let anything get me down or keep me from succeeding. I would also like to be a vlogger someday.

Naomi, ‘16 Scholar

Hey, My name is Naomi! I am a student at Cascadia College, and an instructor at Seattle Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA). I have devoted the last year to dancing, mostly hip-hop. I love American Sign Language, and I couldn’t live without my service dog, Libby the IV.

Serena, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Serena. I graduated from Chiawana High School. I attend Columbia Basin College. I would like to make technology for people with disabilities. I have a passion for video games, and I love listening to all kinds of music. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

KyleeLynn, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, I’m KyleeLynn. I graduated from John R. Rogers High School. My hobbies include listening to vocal music, writing fairy tale fanfiction, and dancing. My most recent interest is dancing, and I started mastering dancing in high heels. I work at Walmart and hope to pursue a career in arts or English literature. I have spastic dyplegia. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Rob, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Rob, and I live in Kirkland. I graduated from Tesla STEM High School in Redmond in 2017. I enjoy history, music, and baseball. I am a sophomore in the Honors Program at Washington State University where I am studying civil engineering. I participated in an internship with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering in the summer of 2017. I play music and watch sports in my free time.

Bryce, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Bryce, and I live in Chelan, Washington. I graduated from Chelan High School in June, 2017. I attend Spokane Community College (SCC) and play for their tennis team. After SCC I will transfer to Eastern Washington University to get a degree in business. After that I will return to Chelan to farm alongside my father.

Jarrod, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Jarrod, and I graduated from West Seattle High School. I like history, drawing, and writing. I also like to watch anime and indie animations. I don’t really know what I want to be but maybe something in the arts, computer-aided design, social studies, politics, or voice acting. Currently I am working on building a personal computer. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2018.

Jon, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jon. I graduated from Oroville High School in 2017 with a 3.5 GPA. I was on the honor roll. I’m thinking about going to college to study radiology because of my knowledge of computers. I enjoy listening to heavy metal music and playing video games. I’ve been teaching myself how to play the keyboard.

Ziyu, ‘16 Scholar

Hello, my name is Ziyu. I graduated from Marysville Getchell High School. I am currently a freshman at Everett Community College (EvCC). My favorite subjects are in mathematics and science. In my spare time, I like to explore the great outdoors, play video games, watch movies, and surf the internet. My favorite hobby is photography. After completing all my prerequisites at EvCC, I plan to transfer to the University of Washington to get a degree in computer science. My career goal is to be a web or game developer. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.