David Paffenholz

Hometown and Country


Düsseldorf, Germany






Extracurricular Interests


Startups, Harvard College Consulting Group, NGOs.


Favorite place in Harvard Square?




What can FIPers talk to you about?


Startups, tech, Germany.


Why should a first-year choose FIP?


FIP is by far the best way to make friends before Harvard even begins. Almost all international students do FIP and it always becomes an amazing community really quickly.


Leader Bio


Originally from Germany, David lived in Boston, Mallorca (Spain) and Düsseldorf (Germany) before coming to Harvard. Having been a FIPper in 2018 summer and a leader in 2019, he is extremely keen on passing on the great experience he had at FIP to the Class of ’24. David is a rising Junior in Eliot (best house, best community)! He is particularly interested in entrepreneurship and will be spending the summer working for Snapchat in LA.