Hometown & Country
Undecided (probably Economics or Social Studies)
Model United Nations (MUN), community service activities (PBHA's Pets as Therapy and Project Sunshine), cultural organizations (HOLA), pre-professional organizations (HUWIB), being a First-Year Peer Advising Fellow (PAF), and intramural sports
Favorite place in Harvard Square
The Charles River
What can FIPpers talk to you about?
FIPpers can talk to me about anything they want! From their interests to specific questions they have, I am all ears. I can talk to them about the social scene at Harvard, dealing with homesickness, keeping in touch with friends at home, or rooming. However, if they have more academic-oriented topics they want to discuss, I can talk about choosing concentrations, the MUN atmosphere, the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business, PBHA, cultural organizations such as HOLA or Latinas Unidas, or intramural sports.
Why should a freshman choose FIP?
Having so much to navigate in the Harvard ocean, FIP is the guide that fully equips our boats to make sure we do not drown at any point in our voyage. It is a space that allows international freshmen to make new friends, share their cultures, and be themselves while being exposed to all sorts of resources Harvard has to offer. Even though this may sound cheesy, I fell in love with FIP. For me, those three days were life-changing: I met my future best friends, I realized the wonderful community Harvard has, and I felt ready and prepared to face everything that lay ahead.
Mónica is a rising sophomore at the College from Monterrey, México, but you can call her Mony. With an interest in entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations, she plans to study Economics with a secondary in Environmental Science and Public Policy. Although she never did MUN in high school, she dove right into it in college and, this year, she is involved in HNMUN-LA, HNMUN, HMUN, and HACIA. When not working on MUN, you can find Mony promoting diversity and recruiting new members for the Harvard University Women in Business, giving helpful Harvard advice as a First-Year Peer Advising Fellow, or walking dogs to the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. During her free time, Mónica loves to chill by the Charles river, try new foods around the square (she has some good recommendations), hang out with her friends, and going out for runs around Boston. She also loves traveling, playing all kinds of sports, and spending time with her family when she goes home. She is very excited to meet and get to know you all!