Born in Miami, Florida and raised in Orlando, Jolie started drawing and painting at an early age, beginning a lifelong passion for art. Since 1994, she has taught and she showed a zeal that earned her various accolades; including Art Educator of the Year - Higher Education 2007-2008 from United Arts. She was also awarded a selective Professional Development Grant from United Arts in 2007.
Jolie continues to be active in the local art community. She participates in events such as the Orlando Museum of Art's First Thursday Events and Orlando's Art District's Third Thursday Art Events, is a Council of 101 member of the Orlando Museum of Art and is currently a Board Member of the Downtown Arts District.