Clark Foundation Celebrates Next Generation of Innovators; Class of 2022 Graduating Clark Scholars

June 1, 2022

Bethesda, Maryland  – The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation celebrates the 87 A. James Clark Scholars who graduated this year from Duke University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Stevens Institute of Technology, The University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and Virginia Tech.

Through the A. James Clark Scholars Program, the Foundation partners with eleven universities to provide scholarships and tailored learning opportunities to over four hundred exceptionally talented engineering students.

The Clark Scholars Program is dedicated to ensuring the next generation of engineers have the opportunity they deserve regardless of financial need.  The students participate in a cohort model with dedicated advising, mentoring and university resources.  Over the course of the program, students complete a combination of engineering and business courses of study at their respective schools, participate in leadership skills and community-building activities and engage in community service experiences. This approach reflects the values of the Clark Scholars namesake, A. James Clark, an engineer, businessman, and philanthropist.

“The need for well rounded, business and impact-minded engineers has never been greater and it’s an honor to see this cohort of Clark Scholars carry on my father’s legacy,” said Courtney Clark Pastrick, Board Chair of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. “My father’s success began with an engineering scholarship – something he was proud of and he would be even prouder to see these Scholars walk across their respective stages and step into the engineering field well equipped to tackle today’s problems.” 

Through the Foundation’s $165 million investment in its signature academic program, the endowed scholarships will support 475 students annually in perpetuity at eleven of the nation’s top engineering institutions. The Clark Foundation recognizes that our success as a nation depends on us equipping the best and brightest minds with the tools and knowledge to solve our biggest problems. 

Learn more about the Clark Scholars here.

Clark Scholars Class of 2022

Duke University
Filip Bartel, Civil Engineering
William Carlson, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joy Fu, Biomedical Engineering & Computer Science
Marcellus Jordan III, Mechanical Engineering
Sophie Rubin, Risk, Data, and Financial Engineering
Hosam Tagel-Din, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Kayana Tyson, Biomedical Engineering
Christian Welch, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science
Juliet Yznaga, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science
Philip Liu, Mechanical Engineering
George Washington University
Cade Adelman, Biomedical Engineering
Samantha Danison, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Kaitlin Fagan, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Camille Humphreys, Biomedical Engineering
Kathryn Jaroszynski, Biomedical Engineering
Abigail Lukas, Biomedical Engineering
Claudio Martinez, Computer Science
Gabriella Petrillo, Biomedical Engineering
Jenna Pressman, Biomedical Engineering
Kiera Rudden-Flanagan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Alexander Yan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Tech University
Charles Nate Tenorio, Mechanical Engineering
Suyash Rajesh, Mechanical Engineering
John Hopkins University
David Calvo, Computer Science
Jonathan Edwards, Computer Science
Isabella (Bella) Ferrara, Biomedical Engineering
Sean Glaister, Biomedical Engineering
Angelino Go, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Varahunan (Vara) Mathiyalakan, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Jolie McDonnell, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Stevens Institute of Technology
Alyssa Appleby, Mechanical Engineering
Christina Berke, Electrical Engineering
Shterna (Sarah) Kuptchik, Biomedical Engineering
Trinity Lundemo, Biomedical Engineering
Tayler Marin, Computer Science
Emily Ng, Engineering Management
Luc Wersinger, Mechanical Engineering
Nisil Patel, Computer Science
Ryan Perretta, Computer Science
Cory Philippe, Mechanical Engineering
Sabiha Rahman, Chemical Engineering
Eve Sarracco, Biomedical Engineering
Kaitlyn Sharo, Cyber Security
Elijah Wendel, Computer Science
Daniel Zatko, Computer Engineering
University of Maryland
Emily Cho, Mechanical Engineering
Steven Hu, Fire Protection Engineering
Lauren Losin, Bioengineering
Anna Parrish, Bioengineering
Carolyn Payne, Mechanical Engineering
Sriniket Rachuri, Mechanical Engineering
Nolan Vanbourgondien, Mechanical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Estelle Burkhardt, Bioengineering
James Ciardullo, Computer Science, Minor in Mechanical Engineering
Francesca Cimino, Bioengineering, Concentration in Medical Devices
Natasha Dilamani, Mechanical Engineering
Bahda Shin, Computer Science and Management
Quincy Hendricks, Electrical Engineering
Rozina Hidaru, Computer Science & Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship
Fahmida Lubna, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Brandon Reid, Computer Engineering
University of Virginia
Rodas Addis, Computer Science
Teagan Baiotto, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nazirah Farach Rojo, Mechanical Engineering
Stephanie Gernentz, Chemical Engineering & Environmental Science
Emma Jensen, Mechanical Engineering
Garrett Johannsen, Biomedical Engineering
Jennifer Khuu, Computer Science
Amy Lee, Aerospace Engineering and Spanish
Katarina Liddell, Chemical Engineering
Babafemi Omole, Computer Science
Vishal Singh, Mechanical Engineering
Emma Wilt, Systems Engineering
Rachel Zhang, Computer Science & Statistics
Vanderbilt University
Shun Ahmed, Engineering Science
Kaheem Gibbs, Mechanical Engineering
Isaac Kirk-Koffi, Biomedical Engineering
Teppei (Cody) Kotake, Computer Science & Math
Craig Koziolek, Computer Science
Stefany Rodrigues, Electrical Engineering
Virginia Tech
Ricabelle Pagara, Construction Engineering Management
Ezekiel Volk, Architecture and Urban Studies
Nicolas Barreras, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Aisha Diallo, Civil Engineering
Nicky Huynh, Computer Science
Genesis Wallace, Civil Engineering
Jacolby Washington, Civil Engineering

About the Clark Scholars Program

As part of our dedication to the engineers of the future, the Foundation established the A. James Clark Scholars Program. The Clark Scholars Program has been implemented at Duke University, George Washington University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University, The University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Virginia Tech.

The program supports first generation students and students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields that exhibit strong academic and leadership potential and have financial need. Students enrolled in the program pursue a rigorous curriculum of engineering study, take at least 1-2 business classes, and participate in community service. They also attend leadership seminars and events with leaders in the field.

About the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Expanding opportunity and access to resources that allow individuals and communities to thrive is at the heart of the Clark Foundation’s mission. Reflecting the values of its founders, A. James and Alice B. Clark, the family foundation was created more than 30 years ago to support the Clarks’ belief in addressing today’s challenges by using their resources to achieve the greatest possible impact. 

Together with our partners, we focus on educating engineers, improving the lives of veterans and their families, and providing members of the DC community the best opportunity to thrive.

Media Contact:

Sarah Elbert,, (301) 657-7176