Kenya Lowe is from Port Huron, Michigan and currently lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education from Michigan State University.
Kenya was crowned Miss Deaf Michigan, in 1999. She was the first African-American to hold this title in the state of Michigan. She traveled extensively, giving presentations and workshops to young people and organizations around the state of Michigan on the importance of taking on leadership roles.
She competed in the National Association of the Deaf, Miss Deaf America Pageant in 2000. She received an award for best platform presentation on leadership, best talent award, and placed 6th amongst 30 states.
Kenya serves as Board member for Deaf Community Advocacy Network, Project Facilitator for Facundo Element, an organization that actively works to remove oppression and misrepresentation of Deaf people through the means of mass media and non-violent activism. She was one of the advisors on the Rules and Regulations Advisory Committee for the 2007 Michigan’s Deaf Persons’ Interpreter Law under the Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is a member of the task force for the National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program in Michigan. Kenya is also one of the founders of ASL Academy of Michigan, a child-centered bilingual school which provides academic excellence in education for students utilizing a bilingual-bicultural methodology in American Sign Language and English.
Kenya is currently employed as a Channel Manager for AT&T Relay’s Marketing Team where she is responsible for outreach and marketing in Michigan, Colorado and Pennsylvania. She also serves as the DeafBlind Subject Matter Expert for AT&T Relay. She has worked for the company since 2001.
Kenya volunteers as a community correspondent for Channel CW50 Detroit’s Street Beat where she reports on community issues, news and information about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
Kenya is married to Benjamin Boyce and they have two children, Ari and Elijah.