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Meet Helena Bowen (COM’11)

Helena Bowen (COM’11) of Fort Collins, Colo., can’t wait to explore Boston when she arrives on campus this fall.

Name: Helena Bowen
From: Fort Collins, Colo.
School: COM
Major: Film

What convinced you to come to BU?

Academic programs mainly and Boston’s atmosphere and opportunities.

What makes you feel most excited about coming to college?

Exploring the city, and in a way, starting a new part of my life.

What makes you feel most nervous about coming to college?

Getting used to the vast differences between Fort Collins and Boston.

What kinds of activities do you want to become involved in?

Film-oriented things, rowing, community service, and especially, music.

What is one of the goals of your first year at BU?

Getting situated and kind of figuring things out so I can be better prepared for the next three years.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Playing with my orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 2006.

What will be your first stop when you start exploring Boston?

The Museum of Bad Art :)

How are you spending your summer vacation?

I’m spending my last summer with my high school friends, working at an ice cream store and a wholesale nursery, going to Central Europe on an International Baccalaureate History Tour, participating in the Rocky Mountain Summer Music Camp, and going to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s meeting in Washington, D.C.

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