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Jaclyn Youngblood

Chief of Staff, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

Jaclyn is the Chief of Staff with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. She focuses primarily on civic action and collective well-being prototypes, while also supporting administrative work like MONUM's fellowships and international collaborations. She aims to bring delight and a human touch to what can sometimes be stressful interactions, such as registering a child for school in Boston. Jaclyn brings to her experimentation a background in leadership development and organizational effectiveness, which she honed supporting nonprofits and small businesses trying to achieve greater scale and impact across the country. Her love for cities (of all sizes) is second only to coffee. (And reading while having coffee.) Jaclyn was a member of Mayor Walsh's 2016 SPARK Boston council.

Stats and Special Powers

Jaclyn is a low-level wandering Gnome Sorcerer, transplanted from Houston (a city that knows its coffee). She is known to cause distractions (by pointing out adorable dogs on Boston’s streets) and confusion (by insisting on biking all winter).
Safety: +10
Acceleration: +4
Confrontation: -5
Laughter: +5
Coffee: +3

I am a Bicycle / Active Transportation member because:

Actively exploring Boston (on foot and on bike) is more fun with a community. I also enjoy learning from everyone else's experiences with active transportation in Boston.