The FIP team consists of Co-Directors of International First-Year Affaris Nikita Lledo '22 and Yousuf Bakshi '23 ("Co-DIFAs"). The DIFAs do the main planning and organizing of FIP and they lead a community of about 47 FIP leaders who are the heart of the program. It is their commitment and devotion to FIP that makes the program such a powerful experience for incoming international students.
In addition, FIP consists of the Director of FIP, Nicole Garcia, Associate Director for the Office of International Education, and Jessica Heffernan who is Advisor to International Students and Scholars within the Harvard International Office. Nicole and Jessica, the FIP "adults," work with the student directors.