Carolina Ranfagni


Hometown & Country

Buenos Aires, Argentina



Extracurricular Interests

Harvard Yearbook Publications, Women in Business, Harvard International Review, Smart Women Securities

Favorite place in Harvard Square


What can FIPpers talk to you about?

Travelling (and how to get funding for it), photography, transition to college, Latin America, food, studying in not your first, not your second but your third language.

Why should a freshman choose FIP?

You get to share your first moments on campus with people going through similar experiences and ponder about the American quirks who find some things as odd as you do. Make your transition easier and take part in a relaxed environment where you get to know people and the campus before the packed- opening days.


Carolina, or Caro for short, was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she holds both the Argentinian and the German citizenship. Growing up, she spent most of the year in Buenos Aires, save her summers which she spent in Germany visiting family. She is also half Italian which is where her last name comes from. Fun fact: one of the benches in the cathedral in Pisa has her last name on it, which her family did not know about until she saw it last summer when she was in Italy. At Harvard, Carolina is a rising sophomore studying Economics and is considering a secondary in Statistics. She lives in Quincy House, but you will probably find her in the Smith Campus Center, getting food with friends around the Square, taking pictures or speed-walking to wherever she needs to be because she is late. She loves travelling and during J-Term (Harvard speak for January during winter break) she went to Chile and volunteered through program with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. This summer she will be participating in the Program for Research in Markets and Organizations, PRIMO for short, where she will help HBS faculty with their research. She is very excited about this so definitely ask her about this!