Nick Brinkmann

Nick Brinkmann

Hometown and Country

Johannesburg, South Africa


Applied Math(s)

Extracurricular Interests

Chess, Woodbridge International Society

Favorite place in Harvard Square?

Felipe's <3

What can FIPers talk to you about?

I'm happy to speak about anything, but I would probably be most helpful in speaking about math/CS/physics or anything generally related to STEM, as well as the Woodbridge International Society (which every international should join!). For less serious conversations, some ideas include chess, juggling, a gap year, and music. Don't feel limited to these, though!

Why should a first-year choose FIP?

FIP creates strong friendships that carry on throughout your whole first-year. Two of my blockmates were part of my FIP family last year!

Leader Bio

Nick was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and he lived there exclusively until finishing high school. He has three older brothers, all now living in the US, from where his parents originally hail, too. Before arriving at Harvard, Nick took a gap year teaching high school students in his hometown of Johannesburg, learning Spanish in Argentina, and doing some traveling. Nick is a rising sophomore in Dunster House (an equally lovely spot to his old home in Grays), and plans to concentrate in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. He's also considering a secondary in Education and/or a citation in Spanish. Outside of classes, Nick plays a fair bit of chess with friends, online, and with the Harvard Chess Club (please hit him up if you're interested in a game!) and helps people enjoy themselves as the co-chair of Large Social Events for the Woodbridge International Society. This summer, some plans fell through and he now intends to take some online courses and improve his chess. He looks forward to meeting all the new FIPers (online and in person!).