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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

2016-2017 CS Student Ambassadors

Elaina Cole, Junior
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 Recipient
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. 
William Blanchett, Sophomore
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.