Presidential Scholars Program

Bryan Bermeo

Research Interests Economics
Program SSH


Fun fact: Michelle Obama went to my high school!

Hello! I am a First-Generation Questbridge and HSF Scholar currently enrolled at Brown University. I will be an economics concentrator and look forward to exploring the education department further. I grew up on the southwest side of Chicago with immigrant parents and like most youth with similar backgrounds, the ability to problem solve from a young age is a necessity. PSP has allowed me to investigate the issues affecting my community alongside passionate professors.

I assisted Professor Margaret Weir of Political Science by creating thorough timeline breakdowns of current events in Chicago relating to spatial inequality in metropolitan areas for Professor Weir’s upcoming publication. I investigated hospital and mall closures, community displacement, and affordable housing policy effects. I learned that the spatial orientation of Chicago is very intentional, and has very intentional effects - for good and bad.