As a student in the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Lowell studied International Business in preparation for a career that would that would allow him to travel the world and grow companies in new places. His own life experiences, however, led him to also pursue a degree in Urban Studies where he sought a deeper understanding of the social and political obstacles that impede human development in the U.S. cities that surrounded him. His diverse workload reflected both his professional ambitions and his personal convictions.
Since graduating from Penn, Lowell has lived in New York City and San Francisco and has worked as an investment banker, a campaign organizer and a political research assistant. Lowell is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School where he hopes to deepen his understanding of co-ops, ESOPs and shared ownership organizations and later use this knowledge to inform how we think about community development, small business ownership and wealth accumulation in low-income neighborhoods.