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CS Student Ambassadors

Computer Science Student Ambassadors are a select group of students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and exemplary student leadership. Computer Science Student Ambassadors are dedicated to serving and representing the Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston. If you have a question about the computer science student experience at the College of Charleston, please feel free to email any of the Computer Science Student Ambassadors at CSInfo@cofc.edu

2017-2018 CS Student Ambassadors

Elaina Cole
Elaina Cole, Senior
Major: BS Computer Science
Minor: Math and Film Studies
Hometown: Covington, LA
Campus Achievements: President of Women in ComputingCyber Security Club Treasurer, CIRDLES Research Assistant, NCWIT Collegiate Award Honorable Mention, Honors College William Aiken Fellow
Career Goals: I hope one day to be able to travel a bunch while at the same time fulfill my dream of becoming a software engineer and creating something that helps and connects people. 
Why CS@CofC: Coming from out of state, I wanted to go to a school that made me feel at home. The Department of Computer Science at CofC is just that! The professors are always accessible and super passionate about the field. They encourage you to get involved no matter how much experience you have, so there is tons of opportunity for undergraduate research. The students are the nicest, most collaborative people I have ever met, and the whole department is tight-knit despite being a large major. 
Willam Blanchett
William Blanchett, Senior
Major: BA Computer Science and Computing in the Arts
Hometown: Marion, SC
Campus Achievements: Honors College William Aiken Fellow, Participant in 2016 Startup Weekend Charleston
Career Goals: Enter a PhD Program, possibly teach or work with Microsoft (or some other company)
Why CS@CofC: The CS department at CofC is filled with some of the coolest and nicest people I know. The location is beautiful and the classes are small enough that I feel like I get to know most people.
Megan Landau
Megan Landau, Senior
Major: BS Computer Science
Minor: Math
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Campus Achievements: UAV Robotics Lab Research Assistant, Virtual Productions Lab Summer Research Assistant, CSL Computer Science Tutor, Vice President of ACM Programming Club, Social Chair and Outreach Officer for Women in Computing Club, Career Center Internship Award Winner, Finalist for Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016
Career Goals: I hope to find a career in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, or Software Engineering where I can work solving puzzles and possibly combine my Computer Science skills with my years of experience in design and graphic arts. 
Why CS@CofC: When I decided to go back to college, I chose CofC mostly because of its amazing location. Only two weeks in, I forgot all about the beautiful campus and proximity to the beach because the Department of Computer Science was so much more exciting! Every professor I have had has both challenged and supported me; every student is friendly and really wants to be here; there is a lot to learn, but each moment is enjoyable and rewarding. I really feel that, by the time I graduate, I will have made many friends, many connections, and will be entirely capable of working at that dream job I am aiming for.
Tia Curry
Tia Curry, Senior
Major: BS Computer Science
Hometown: North Charleston, SC
Campus Achievements: Crosby CS Endowment Award recipient, National Society of Collegiate Scholars member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society member, CS 4+1 student
Career Goals: I want to own and grow a startup software engineering company
Why CS@CofC: I enjoy being close to all of the internship opportunities in the area, and there are many more opportunities within the department to get involved in computing and technology. Despite having an increasing number of CS students now, the department still maintains a welcoming feel through smaller class sizes and accessible faculty, and I have been able to gain relationships while learning everything I need to for my future.