José Antonio Murillo


Hometown & Country

Mexico City, Mexico


Computer Science and Economics

Extracurricular Interests

Harvard Consulting on Business and Environment (CBE), Harvard Financial Analysts Club (HFAC), Latinos in Finance and Technology (LiFT), HACIA Democracy, Harvard Organization for Latin America (HOLA)

Favorite place in Harvard Square


What can FIPpers talk to you about?

Politics, films, tennis, economics, inequality, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Why should a freshman choose FIP?

FIP is a great way for first-year students to settle at Harvard before Opening Days. It is also a program that introduces students to a community that is full of diverse experiences and thoughts. It is a great group of people that I am very happy to be part of. In fact, it was through FIP that I met some of my closest friends.


José grew up in Mexico City, and today, he is a rising Sophomore at Winthrop. He studies Economics and Computer Science, and he hopes that one day, he will be able to merge both disciplines and use technology to combat the challenges that socioeconomically vulnerable communities face today. This is because José is very passionate about emerging markets, economic development, and social inequality. Some of his other main interests include filmmaking, Latin American literature, and learning random fun facts. In campus, José spends most of his free time in extracurricular activities and cultural groups, like CBE, HACIA, LiFT, and HOLA. This summer, he will intern at Facebook, where he will learn more about mobile and web development. José hopes that FIP 2019 will be even better than in past years and that FIPers complete the program feeling that Harvard is a place that they can call “home.”