Jaylin D. McClinton is the former District Manager for Illinois State Representative Juliana Stratton and now spends his time organizing communities in the non-profit arena. Jaylin is an alumnus of Saint Sabina Academy, Curie Metropolitan High School, where he was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in African-American Studies and Political Science with a Pre-Law Concentration obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS). In 2013, Jaylin served as an intern in the office of then-State Senator Michael Frerichs, who would later run for Illinois State Treasurer in 2014. This experience would propel Jaylin into the world of politics and government resulting in his involvement with several political campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels and serving as a delegate candidate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). In addition, Jaylin served as a White House intern in the last class under President Barack Obama’s administration and is a former member of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Jaylin is a native of Chicago, Illinois and resides in the Roseland neighborhood.