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Rebuilding a city from the people up | Lolita Jackson | TEDxPenn
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Added Jul 5, 2016
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After Hurricane Sandy, Lolita Jackson worked on the team that coordinated the rebuilding of New York City. Through her work at the Mayor’s Office, she has helped New York City become more determined and resilient as a leader in disaster-relief infrastructure. Lolita’s passion for the city and her strong desire has led her to continue making a difference in the realm of public policy and community engagement.

With a background in chemical engineering and a career in finance, Lolita has had a career as diverse as her interests. Currently, she is working with the Mayor’s Office on climate change analysis and the implementation of OneNYC, a plan for the city’s growth, sustainability, resiliency, and equity. Her dedicated contributions to the city’s development have received extensive media attention, including features in New York Magazine and the distinguished New Birth Portraits series. She has also received the recognition of the University of Pennsylvania through its Alumni Award of Merit.

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