About

Lisette Oblitas

Administrative Assistant, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University

Lisette Oblitas is the Administrative Assistant at the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. She has taken courses towards her BA Degree at Wesleyan University through the Center for Prison Education and in 2016 she became a Columbia University Justice-In-Education scholar. She continues her studies and intends to major in Psychology and the Arts.

As a Visual Artist, her work has been displayed in different cities in the US. "Shared Dining," a collaborative art piece inspired by the original "Dinner Party" by Judy Chicago, was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in NY; the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; and the Maier Museum of Art in Lynchburg, VA. She has participated as an Art Panelist for "State of Denial: the Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children and People of Color" at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Feminist Art Center at the Brooklyn Museum and "Visions of Confinement: A Lens on Women in The United States Prison System" at Hunter College in East Harlem.

She is a native of Peru, fluent in Spanish and English. She has volunteered with the Judy Dworin Performance Project and Avodah Dance.