Lolita Jackson, E’89
Being so active in the arts at Penn made her realize that she could continue her passion for the arts beyond her college career. She had interacted with many people who had shown her that this dream was entirely possible. She realized that she could choose to have the career that she wanted and continue to sing as well.
Lolita currently works for the New York City Mayor’s office. She actively works with domestic and foreign governments to ensure that they are aware and informed on climate issues. However, the arts still play a huge role in Lolita’s life. She is the lead singing of the band Colibri, which focuses on Jazz funk from the late 80s to early 90s. Though the band lives in Scotland, Lolita travels there for performances and will be performing in Edinburgh in August. The arts have always been a solace for Lolita and helped her through all the different stages of her life. She advises that Penn performing artists should continue to stay connected with each other and alumni. She notes from experience that the relationships you form with likeminded artists are ones that you will treasure forever, so be sure to foster and nurture them.