Undergraduate - Computer Science
FOR LEARNING WITH PURPOSE:
In fourth grade, Nicholas Boucher started coding. In twelfth grade, he received early admission to Harvard College. As a college freshman, Boucher won HackCambridge, an international hackathon held at the University of Cambridge for his app, ClearPass. During the 24-hour competition, Boucher and his team designed an online anonymous consumer biometric authentication system. Following that, Boucher returned to the UK to work at Thales Group, a Fortune 500 defense company, where he performed confidential cyber security work as a summer intern. By his second year at Harvard, Boucher was already taking graduate-level computer science classes and was a teaching fellow for CS50, winning a certificate of excellence for teaching.
Throughout the rest of his time at Harvard, Boucher continued to make an impact both inside and outside the classroom, including: working as a cyber-security consultant at NBC, getting a taste of politics working as a congressional intern for a U.S. representative on Capitol Hill, and serving on the board of the Harvard Computer Society. His senior year, Boucher was elected to lead his peers as Vice President of Harvard College’s Undergraduate Council. Here he used his knowledge of politics and technology to make a positive difference, including designing a software program to track and improve the efficiency of allocating student council funds to clubs across campus, saving Harvard thousands of dollars annually. After graduating this past spring, Boucher spent his summer backpacking through Asia, and is currently teaching students in Japan. This August, Boucher will start working at Microsoft doing cyber-security.