Finding Self-Worth and Success
Alex Schlotterbeck is a chemical engineering senior graduating from the College of Engineering. Schlotterbeck grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but moved to Coeur d’Alene to renew her dedication to obtaining a college degree after overcoming five-year battle with addiction. She came to the University of Idaho’s Moscow campus as a transfer student and has participated in many research opportunities. Read more about Alex.
After a five-year battle with addiction, Alex Schlotterbeck was able to realize her self-worth and re-enroll in college with the help of family and friends.
“U of I was always a good value, but then I found out that it also has one of the best engineering programs.”
“In chemical engineering, you’re able to move in immediately and start working at a higher salary. It just seems like there’s more room to grow.”
Schlotterbeck participated in undergraduate research, using cells' magnetic properties to manipulate them on a microscale.
“I received kindness from all areas. All my professors were patient and explained things in a very understandable way. They motivated me to get things done.”
“Even though I feel different sometimes, I have common ground with everyone around me at U of I. There’s a little bit of something in everyone that can mesh.”