Melissa Lowery

Melissa Lowery

Director of Equity and Community Engagement

503.235.3138 ext. 1246
I was born in Portland Oregon and attended and graduated from West Linn High School in 1993. I moved to and lived in Southern California for 10 years with my husband Jason where we had our daughters, Jayla and Che. We moved back to Oregon in 2005 and I attended Pacific University and graduated in 2009 with a BA in Media, minoring in Sociology.

I worked for the City of Hillsboro after graduation and while doing so directed and produced my first feature documentary, Black Girl In Suburbia which started and sparked my journey/career in DEI work. In 2015, I became the first Black woman to work at Jesuit High School as Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and remained in that position until 2021.

Bachelor of Arts in Media

Director of DEI at Jesuit High School from 2015-2021; Filmmaker/Director/Producer Black Girl in Suburbia 2014-present