As a student at Penn State (graduate class of 2017), Alexandra Stickler worked as a Site Design Intern for a local consulting firm and as an Engineering Scientific and Technical Intern for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at the Central Office. What is impressive is that she collaborated with the Chief Bridge Engineer on presentations for fatigue studies on bridges. Alexandra’s intelligence and determination has always shone.
But when you talk with her, you soon realize how down to earth she is (in spite of all of her accomplishments so early in her career). “I have always aspired to be like my parents; they have developed an exemplary work-life balance that has created great careers but even better relationships outside of work.”
While Alexandra is excelling as a Highway Engineer in SAI’s Harrisburg office, outside of work, she participates in sports leagues with the Harrisburg Young Professionals.
“I’ve always been inspired by my family and friends. My parents have showed me that by working hard you can achieve any goal you set.”
Alexandra is meeting her career goals – she received her EIT and is preparing for the next step, earning her PE. She has set clear goals for herself. Her fellow colleagues in the Harrisburg office are inspired by her as well. “Alexandra has been an exceptional addition to SAI’s team since she joined the firm in 2017. Her ability to problem solve, willingness to be a team player, enthusiasm to learn, and positive attitude are just a few of the great qualities that make her an outstanding engineer and coworker.”
Whenever there’s a tough work day, Alexandra, and young women like her, remind us that we all can reach inside and with perseverance and a dose of positivity make anything happen.