Esteem Brumfield

2018
Esteem Brumfield is a senior double majoring in Rhetoric and Political Science. His career interests involve the relationship between poor health outcomes and increased risks of incarceration. 
 
Esteem grew up in Berkeley and got involved in local government. While in community college, he interned for the Office of the Mayor of Berkeley, and served on the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees.
 
Last summer, Esteem researched social determinants of health and barriers to Medicaid access for homeless beneficiaries in Rhode Island. He presented his research to the Medicaid Institute of the United Hospital Fund of New York, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) director for the State of Rhode Island.
 
Previously, Esteem co-founded a pilot mentorship and university pathway project aimed at teaching professional, personal, and academic development for student leaders within the Peralta Community Colleges. He also traveled to India and co-created a pilot program teaching public speaking and critical thinking in a refugee boarding school.