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 the Vision 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.