Accident reconstruction key to 2 Calif. convictions
LSU graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA and two other UC Berkley graduate students died in a fiery freeway crash
By Katie Kennedy
The Baton Rouge Advocate
Anne Boussert remembers her son as a brilliant man who graduated from LSU with a perfect 4.0 GPA before heading west to the University of California at Berkeley to pursue a doctorate in chemistry.
Benjamin Boussert had turned down Harvard and MIT to attend Berkeley, his mother said. The 27-year-old Baton Rouge native had just completed his doctorate and planned to go into public policy, advising legislators on issues related to environment, medicine and energy.