Alumnus Returns to Hometown to Work for Local Government

Growing up in the City of Malden, Teddy Louis-Jacques ‘11 never imagined that he’d one day have an influence on his local government or teen youth. But this criminal justice major has succeeded, and today he’s helping others do the same. Since graduation, he has worked with as a Constituent Services Representative in the Mayor’s Office and, currently, he is an Assistant Coordinator of the Malden Teen Enrichment Center (MTEC), providing a welcoming, safe environment for teen social interaction.

Becoming a Community Leader

“I’m heading in the right direction,” said Louis-Jacques. “Everything that I’ve ever wanted has come true. I’m working in my hometown for local government, with the youths of the city, and I’m a high school basketball coach. My dream job is to be the Mayor of the City of Malden. I have some ways to go, but I’ll make it happen.”

Louis-Jacques’ determination to achieve his dream job comes from surrounding himself with positive people and, most importantly, smiling every day. During his time at our college, he was a student of The Learning Circle (TLC), 2011 Class President, a basketball player, Student Government Association’s Treasurer and Senator, a Balfour Peer Leader, and a Resident Assistant. Because Louis-Jacques was actively involved in campus life, he developed leadership skills for the real-world.

Mustang Pride & Memories

As a recent graduate, Teddy Louis-Jacques is already singing the praises of former staff and faculty who mentored him in college. He names Deborah Hirsch, Addie Dare, Heidi McLore, Professor Tennant, and his basketball coaches for preparing him with the interdisciplinary skills for his future career in local government. From all his experiences, he is most grateful for learning about teamwork and trusting others, which is a big part of his job in engaging community youth.

“One of my proudest moments at Mount Ida was delivering my speech at graduation as Class President,” added Louis-Jacques. “It was such an honor to represent and lead the Class of 2011, and I am thankful for all of the people that contributed to my success in school.”