Roshni Chakraborty

Roshni Chakraborty

Hometown and Country

Kolkata, India


Social Studies, with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy

Extracurricular Interests

Research, Teaching, Policy, Writing 

Favorite place in Harvard Square?

The Kong <3 

What can FIPers talk to you about?

Literally anything! I am in desperate need of friends. I love exploring campus and would be happy to take you with me. I was in the middle of a mission to visit every fireplace on campus when the last semester was cut short, so I fully intend to restart exploring with a vengeance. My most valuable skill, however, is knowing how to finesse Daddy Harvard so talk to me about that if nothing else. I have travelled to 23 countries (and counting) on Harvard's dime. Also around if you need class recommendations (I'm a huge nerd) or want to get an unhealthy meal in the Square. 

Why should a first-year choose FIP?

FIP is an incredible way to start off your freshman year. Coming to the States will be a huge transition and it is nice to know that there are others who have or are currently going through the same experience! It is also a lot more relaxed than some of the other pre-orientation programs, so you have more time to get to know your family and everyone else at FIP. We have so many exciting things planned for you and can't wait to welcome you to campus! 

Leader Bio

Roshni is from Kolkata, India, and misses India very much. She has a never-ending supply of Maggi and Tedhe Medhe which she eats while watching 2000s Bollywood movies whenever she is sad. She is a junior in Quincy House (!!) and is studying Social Studies with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. She spends most of her time doing research at the Kennedy School and Weatherhead Center, and working as an intern at the Radcliffe Institute and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Her interests are primarily in gender-based violence, conflict, and migration. She also works as a Teaching Fellow for a Gov course and a Global Health course. In short, she is a nerd. Outside of school, she loves trying new restaurants and is planning to take full advantage of the fact that she is now 21. She is currently trying to learn the guitar and she sings, so catch her being loud and annoying her roommates every night. She is of that rare breed that actually loves Harvard and she can’t wait to welcome you home!