Christine Estime ’19
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Major: Human Biology, Health and Society
Minor: Africana Studies
I work with my community(ies) to … support underprivileged children in Haiti and Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
My friends would say I’m … proud of my family’s heritage, funny and caring.
Fun fact about me: I climbed and jumped off a waterfall in Jacmel, Haiti.
The best part about the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership is … engaging in dialogue with other community leaders who are inspired to uplift their respective communities.
For my Stage 2 committed project, I … worked with Beacon for Hope, Inc., an organization I created with my brother in 2015. Our goal is to lift up youth through community service. Beacon for Hope has donated toys to the Broward County Christmas Toy Drive. We also partner with two orphanages in Haiti, and have taken two trips there to donate essentials, such as clothes and toiletries that we had collected from friends, classmates and family.”
My community partner(s) taught me … meaningful skills and approaches that have been successful for their leadership endeavors.
I’ve also learned that engaged leaders … despite having different projects, are all working towards the same goal: bettering the world that we live in.
Other projects and organizations I’m committed to include … volunteering with Loaves and Fishes in my free time. On campus, I am community outreach coordinator for the Pre-Medical Minority Mentorship Program (PreM3). The organization’s goal is to maintain the number of pre-health students of color. Representation in healthcare is important to combat health inequalities.
I plan to continue my journey as an engaged leader by … remaining partnered with the Haitian orphanages, while I continue to uplift Haiti’s beauty and resilience.
Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership
Build on your interests and apply your experiences (from courses to extracurricular activities) to this program to develop the skills you need to be a community-engaged leader.