Claudio Reck Rivera

Hometown and Country

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico


Molecular and Cellular Biology with a Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy

Extracurricular Interests

Research at the Biolabs, Woodbridge International Society

Favorite place in Harvard Square?

Always and forever: El Jefe’s Taqueria

What can FIPers talk to you about?

Netflix shows, books you’ve read, finding a research position/job on campus, traveling on Harvard’s dime

Why should a first-year choose FIP?

First-years! You should do FIP because it is literally going to be the most fun thing you will do during your time at Harvard. I personally met some of my closest friends during FIP and cannot recommend it enough as a great way to settle in and meet people for your time at Harvard. The leaders are always incredibly friendly and you will feel a great sense of community from the onset.

Leader Bio

Claudio is a rising Senior from Puerto Rico living in Eliot house. Fun fact about Claudio, his parents met modeling in New York and moved back to Puerto Rico where they raised him and his two sisters. A lot of his extended family lives in Germany, but sadly he doesn’t speak any German. He loves to travel internationally and has been to quite a few places on Harvard’s dime. Claudio has been involved with performance groups on campus such as Candela dance group and IDENTITIES and loves to try new things on campus. He also loves meeting new people so don’t be afraid to talk to him and is so excited to meet the 2024 FIPpers!