Hey y’all! My name is Ivan Montik, and I am from right outside of Fort Lauderdale, FL. I’m a sophomore living in Winthrop House, and I’m concentrating in economics with a secondary in government. Outside of class, I am involved with the Ballroom Dance Team and the International Relations Council. I also really enjoy writing, and I have written for multiple publications on campus, including the Crimson and the Harvard Economics Review. Although I’m in my second year of college, I haven’t forgotten how intimidating the application process was. As a low-income student and the first in my family to attend college in the U.S., I had no clue how I would fit in at a school like Harvard. However, resources such as those provided by HFAI have played a crucial role in making this place feel like a second home, and I hope to use my experiences to help other students navigate the application process as well.