Bachelor cum laude, Albright College, 1965. Master of Social Work summa cum laude, Howard University, 1967. Certified, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1986.
Caseworker Child Welfare Department, City of Washington, 1966-1967. Caseworker welfare United States Department Public Welfare, Washington, 1967-1968, Child Welfare Department, City of Washington, 1968-1970. Senior worker, supervisor Social Rehabilitation Agency, 1970-1978.
Associate chief Office of Maternal and Child Health, 1978-1982. Special assistant Office of City Administrator, 1982-1985. Executive director District of Columbia Commission for Women, 1986—1992.
Director District of Columbia Department of Recreation and Parks, 1992—1995. Director office of extragovernment and affairs Office Parks Management, 1995—1998. Manager District of Columbia Asthma Coalition, 1999—2002.
Retired, 1998, 2003
Adjunct professor Howard University School Social Work, since 2004.
Member Task Force on Pay Equity, Older Adult Learning Committee, Child Development Coordinating Council, Employment and Training Coalition, Washington, since 1985, District of Columbia Child Support Advocacy Coalition and Advisory Committee, Institutional Appeals Board, Domestic Ptnrship. Commission; board directors Washington Urban League, since 1968, chairperson, 1983-1985. Board directors District of Columbia United Way, since 1984, National Association Communications for Women, Women in Municipal Government.
Member Leadership Washington Board Trade/Junior League Program, 1987. Fellow National Association Social Workers (certified). Member National Organization for Women, Black Women's Agenda, National Council Negro Women, Association Black Women Attorneys, District of Columbia Urban Management Association, National Association Black Public Adminstrs., Business Professional Women United States of America.
Married John W. Lowe, November, 1968 (divorced 1981). 1 child, Paul Alejandro.