When it rains, it pours. And for Elaine Schroeder, we’re not talking precipitation. Last week she was honored with a YWCA Alaska Women of Achievement Award for 2013, and in late November was selected to receive AWARE’s Women of Distinction Award for 2014, as well.
Schroeder, 69, has a long list of accomplishments, including a Ph.D. in social work, a stint in the Peace Corps, and helping to found the second women’s rape crisis center in the country. Her passions have taken her from her birthplace in the south side of Chicago to India, Nepal, Paris, and here she is in Juneau.