MIRIAM G. JEAN-LOUIS ‘18 works as an Adolescent and Family Mental Health Case Manager at Eliot Community Human Services in Boston, MA. She builds bridges of peace in her work by “providing comprehensive services that are accessible, educational, and strengths-based” to meet the needs of her community. In her role, she also has the opportunity to provide group therapy services to help youth grow in a variety of skills or goals. In addition, she is working to complete a Master’s of Education and Social Work at Boston University, because “LM heavily influenced my passion for working with families and motivated my passion for education as well.”
While at LM, Miriam lived in the Residence Hall. Lachelle Hackman, former Residence Hall Director, had a deep impact on Miriam’s life and career path. Miriam shared, “Lachelle influenced my passion for wanting to help those in communities that may not look like mine.” She was also a supportive role model who always made those around her feel welcomed and seen. “Even through navigating conflict, Lachelle set an example for how to build bridges of peace in my day-to-day life.”
This LM core value is important in her life and work because it allows engagement and connection with those who have different perspectives and walks of life. Miriam shares, “understanding that people see and understand the world differently allows me to see and meet people exactly where they are.” She says that by experiencing the diversity at LM, “students are already at the advantage of cultivating environments of peace” in their futures.