Grace Clark

Grace Clark

Grace Clark

Grace Clark is a 16-year-old international baccalaureate junior at International High School in New Orleans, where she serves as a student ambassador. Clark is a member of The St. Mark’s 4th Baptist Church Youth Department and a student contributor for NOLA.com. She is an active student intern with Operation Spark, an organization that offers free technology training and coding courses to young people in New Orleans.  Through Operation Spark, Clark worked with the New Orleans Police Department on a policing data event, and she taught New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison to write his first line of code. Through a generous donation from Prince, Clark and members of Operation Spark attended the 2014 Essence Festival to represent inner-city youth in coding and technology. In the summer of 2015, she taught coding to children at Arthur Ashe Elementary. During a White House visit in December 2015, Clark was presented a replica of the Grace Hopper clock, and in January 2016, she was named a White House Champion of Change in the field of technology. Clark wants to become an educator and teach English as a second language and computer programming in New Orleans.