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.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford celebrates the pioneering spirit that has been part of the university’s legacy since its inception, with a look at women who made history in medicine, math, athletics, business, law, economics, administration, public service and space.
Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the Black experience in America and examine continuing systemic racism and discrimination in the U.S. – issues many Stanford scholars are tackling in their research and scholarship.