Teddy Nissen is a freshmen delegate and at first was not interested in government at all. This changed when he saw his brother come home every Tuesday night excited for the next delegation meeting.
When he became a freshmen, he decided to follow in his brother’s footsteps and join the program. Now, he is Forum Lieutenant Governor and leads the Forum Senate.
“I think the biggest reason why I wanted to run in the first place was because… we had a lot of people in our delegation, including now our Youth Governor the Honorable Ariana Trujillo, who were talking about how fulfilling it was to run for a position whether you win or lose,” Teddy Nissen said.
Running for a position takes hard work and dedication, but it’s not the only thing in Teddy Nissen’s life. Teddy Nissen is part of a film class at his school, L.A. County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), and enjoys playing different instruments, mainly acoustic instruments. His favorite is the banjo.
“My two main interests outside of Youth and Government are music and film making… I’m doing this big project that I’m directing that’s around the World War II era that’s a big monologue,” said Teddy Nissen.
He lives with his family and owns a yellow labrador named Roxy. Roxy supposedly “never barks”, and when she is hungry she picks up her bowl and brings it to her family. Teddy Nissen says that she is the best and that he loves her very much.
Nissen says that if it wasn’t for his delegation and all of his friends, he wouldn’t be in the position that he is in. He hopes to run for more positions throughout his Youth and Government career.