Francesco Rolando


Hometown & Country

Antrona Schieranco, Italy


Social Studies

Extracurricular Interests

CrimsonEMS, Adams House Committee, Symphony Society, global inequalities in health, LGBTQI rights, European refugee "crisis"

Favorite place in Harvard Square

Flour Bakery

What can FIPpers talk to you about?

Talk to me about how to make the most out of your liberal arts education

Why should a freshman choose FIP?

Because no other program brings together so many wonderful people from such a multitude of different countries


Francesco lived his whole pre-collegiate life in a 400-person village on the Italian Alps. After an experience of exchange in Colorado during high school, he decided to open his horizons, try and come to the United States, and study to one day attend Med School. The power of the liberal arts education, however, exposed him to the world of the Social Sciences, so he decided to switch his concentration and focus on global health inequalities and the social determinants of health. Francesco is a rising junior in Adams House and he is the treasurer of the committee that organizes activities for its residents. During his freshman year, he became a certified EMT in Massachusetts and now serves with CrimsonEMS at various events on campus. Francesco loves traveling, social theory, poetry, tasty food and nice clothes, and he cannot wait for another year of FIP.