Lolita K. Jackson

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Visiting Fellow

Lolita Jackson is the Special Advisor for Climate Policy & Programs in the NYC Mayor’s Office. She is the climate diplomat for NYC, and is also lead for the administration regarding global work on divestment and climate finance. Prior to her appointment to this role, she held numerous positions within the NYC Mayor’s Office over the past 14 years, including the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, lead for operational city agencies on Second Avenue Subway, and Manhattan Director of Community Affairs. Prior to her tenure in the NYC Mayor’s Office, Jackson worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management for 12 years. She is a 1989 alumna of the Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in Applied Science with a concentration in Chemical Engineering, is co-President of the Penn Class of 1989, and is a 2007 winner of the Penn Alumni Award of Merit.

Expertise: Climate Change; Diplomacy; Sustainability

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