Lowayne was born in Hualien, Taiwan and immigrated to the US with her family when she was 4-1/2 years old. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon High School graduation, the only college Lowayne applied to was University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) because of its outstanding Psychology Department and also, UCLA had an outstanding athletics program (being a former H.S. cheerleader, Lowayne was fanatical about UCLA’s phenomenal Basketball program under the legendary Coach John Wooden and as well, UCLA’s outstanding Football program.) After H.S. graduation, Lowayne’s family moved to Walnut Creek, CA – a suburb of San Francisco, where her father worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers and had transferred the prior year. After her freshman year at UCLA, Lowayne decided to transfer to UC Berkeley to be closer to her family and to attend Berkeley’s Child Development Program (one of the top Psychology programs in the nation). Lowayne received her BA degree in Psychology and Art from UC Berkeley. She is the only undergraduate to have on her diploma, the BA degree of “Art Psychotherapy” as Lowayne had planned to be an Art Therapist for Exceptional Children.

After her graduation from UC Berkeley, she decided she must get some practical work experience and she worked as a pre-school teacher, a Minority Job Fair coordinator at UC Berkeley as well as an Office Manager for a Korean garment business. Lowayne was then hired by Macy’s California into its Executive Development Program and held positions of Assistant Buyer (Women’s Ready To Wear division) and Department Sales Manager (at the Stanford Macy’s branch store in Palo Alto, CA.)

Because of her professional experience in business, she found that business is enjoyable personally and rewarding financially, Lowayne then decided that she needed more formal business training so she applied to enter the MBA program at California State University, Hayward (CSUH is now CSUEB-East Bay). During her graduate program, she was awarded a scholarship to do graduate study at the Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST) in Fujinamiya, Japan.

Before she attained her MBA degree, Lowayne saw an opportunity to apply her business education to a real business opportunity. The CSUH Student Union was closing down for remodeling and Lowayne saw a viable business opportunity. She made a proposal for an Asian food stand to the CSUH Foundation and the idea / proposal was accepted. Before she obtained her MBA degree, Lowayne was operating a food service called Orient Express that served 300-500 students / staff–Monday through Friday– when the University was in session. Fortunately, her family came to support her in this business venture when she was recruited and hired by Pacific Bell.

Her MBA degree in Marketing Management and International Business has afforded her many opportunities to work for several major companies (such as Xerox and Pacific Bell). She chose to work for Pacific Bell due to its outstanding opportunities for growth and development.

Lowayne worked for Pacific Bell for twenty years and in 2008 the telephone company merged with and became AT&T.   Lowayne retired from AT&T in 2009.

In 2014, Lowayne started a Marketing / Management consulting business and she has named her consultation practice, PriceLESSolutions because she is able to offer FREE marketing advice and fundraising ideas and solutions to Non-profit, Community-based and Faith-based Organizations as well as Minority, Women, and Veteran – owned businesses.