In the Spotlight

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Astronaut Jessica Watkins, ’10, talks with STANFORD magazine

NASA flight engineer Jessica Watkins, ’10, spoke with STANFORD magazine from aboard the ISS Expedition 67 about finding her path at Stanford Earth (now part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability) and what it’s like to sleep in space.

Examining obstacles to gender equality

Stanford scholars have studied the obstacles women face across society – at work, in education, as leaders – and how to reach a more equitable society for everyone. 

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Seeing sustainability’s bigger picture

Adam Nayak, winner of the 2022 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding leadership and service, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and a minor in comparative studies in race and ethnicity. He plans to complete a degree in management science and engineering next year, then pursue a PhD with a sustainability and social impact focus.

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Stepping out of his comfort zone and into the world of dance

Gaurab Banerjee, a leader in Stanford’s social dance community and a member of the Axe Committee, graduates with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science. He plans to work in the artificial intelligence industry and later in community development.

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Building communities centered on care and learning

Alex Bradfield, who grew up in Louisville, Colorado, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and a minor in education. After working at Stanford Sierra Camp this summer, he plans to pursue a career in STEM, and later, become a high school teacher.

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Aiming for space, with eyes on a more inclusive home planet

Mary Cooper, who grew up in a military family, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and computer science. After a summer working at SpaceX and a semester of study at Oxford, she’ll return to earn a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

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A passion for international understanding

In her first quarter at Stanford, Maya Guzdar decided to sign up for a Mandarin Chinese class. After graduating, she’ll begin a master’s program in Beijing.