Graduate - Computer Science
FOR LEARNING WITH PURPOSE:
In fourth grade, Nicholas Boucher started coding. Eight years later, he was awarded early admission to Harvard. In his first year at Harvard, Boucher won the primary challenge at HackCambridge, an international hackathon held at the University of Cambridge for his anonymous consumer biometric authentication app, ClearPass. Boucher then returned to the UK to work at Thales Group, a Fortune 500 company, where he spent a summer working in cybersecurity. By the start of his second year at Harvard, Boucher was already taking graduate-level computer science classes and working as a teaching fellow for CS50, a Harvard computer science course. He was awarded a certificate of excellence for teaching for his work.
Throughout the rest of his time at Harvard, Boucher continued to make an impact both inside and outside of the classroom. His varied pursuits included working as a cyber-security consultant for NBC Unviersal International, working in US Congress, and serving on the board of the Harvard Computer Society. Most notably, Boucher was elected to serve his peers as the Vice President of the Harvard student body. In this role, 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 public campus funds to student organizations saving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. After graduating this past spring, Boucher spent his summer backpacking across Asia and teaching students in Japan. Boucher is currently working at Microsoft in cloud-based cyber-security.