Olga Kiyan

Category HFAI
College student, Olga

Academic Details




Fort Lauderdale, FL


Ballroom Dance Team, International Relations Council


Economics with secondary in Government


Hey y’all! My name is Olga Kiyan, 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. If you have any questions about applying or about what life at Harvard is like as a low-income student, please reach out to me! I look forward to hearing from you!