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Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Lisa Jacobson joined Barr in 2016 to serve as mobility program officer for Climate. She brings significant transportation planning and policy experience to the team, with broad expertise in sustainable transportation at the local, state, and federal levels.

Prior to joining Barr, Lisa worked at Nelson\Nygaard, a transportation planning firm dedicated to promoting vibrant, sustainable, and accessible communities. She worked closely with policy-makers, elected officials, and community members to effectively implement improvements to regional mobility, both in Greater Boston and around the country. She previously worked in Washington, D.C., at Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, where she developed policies to encourage street design to incorporate all users, regardless of age and ability, and for the Land Trust Alliance, where she initiated the roll-out of several new training programs and tool kits.

Lisa received a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University. She is part of the WTS-Boston leadership and is a co-founder of Young Professionals in Transportation’s Boston Chapter. She enjoys riding her bike daily and outdoor adventures.

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