On Her Campus BU you’ve read our advice, personal stories, and maybe you’ve even used some of our tips and tricks irl. We’re so grateful for that, and we want to introduce you to the people behind those articles: the HCBU writers who make this chapter special.
Meet Leanna Chester, a Boston University sophomore from New York City. She is studying Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. In her freshman year, Leanna was in the Questrom School of Business. Needing only three more classes, she decided to pick up a minor in Business after switching her major.
With this, Leanna hopes to pursue a career in data security and cryptography. Her minor in business could also help her get into tech consulting, which would combine her education in both Computer Science and Business.
As surprising as this might sound, Leanna used to hate computers! “The thing about Computer Science is that it’s not about using computers,” she explained. “It’s mostly coding; it’s a lot of math basically.”
She first discovered her love for Computer Science when she randomly decided to take a CS class to fill a Questrom requirement. Leanna credits Professor Snyder, who taught that class, as one of the main reasons she began to love Computer Science. “He’s so passionate about this, he makes me excited about it,” she smiled. “It’s nice to see passion in other people.”
Leanna is also involved in other student organizations on campus. She is a part of BUILDS, the BU chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. In BUILDS, Leanna gets the chance to go to workshops with fun themes like how to build a website and how to pick a lock!
She is also a part of Girls Who Code and tutors children in BUILD, which is the Boston University Initiative for Literacy Development. Outside of extracurriculars, Leanna loves working out. She’s tried it all, from a boxing PDP to yoga and even a pole dancing class!
Leanna joined Her Campus BU because she loves writing. She’s also been thinking about starting her own blog, and she felt that writing for Her Campus was the best way to test out this idea. She loves writing for HCBU, and she would want to combine her love for writing with her interest in Computer Science if she were to start her own blog.