José Antonio Murillo

Jose Murillo

Hometown and Country

Mexico City, Mexico


Economics and Computer Science

Extracurricular Interests

HACIA Democracy and Harvard Organization for Latin America (HOLA)

Favorite place in Harvard Square?

Winthrop's Beren Rooftop

What can FIPers talk to you about?

Anything! But some of my favorite topics are: politics, films, tennis, economics, inequality, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Why should a first-year 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,

Leader Bio

José grew up in Mexico City. He is a rising Junior at Winthrop, who studies Economics and Computer Science. 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 why José is very passionate about emerging markets, economic development, and social inequality. Some of his other interests include filmmaking, Latin American literature, and learning random fun facts. On campus, José spends most of his free time in extracurricular activities and cultural groups, like HACIA and HOLA. Besides that, he enjoys the DJ-ing parties that his Turkish roommates organize, long discussions at the dhalls, and playing pool. José hopes that FIP 2020 will be even better than in past years and that FIPers come out of it feeling that Harvard is a place that they can call “home.”