Vesna Jaksic Lowe, MS
Vesna Jaksic Lowe oversees PHR’s media relations efforts and works with journalists globally to increase visibility for PHR, its issues, and its experts. She is responsible for PHR’s messaging and relies on media and other communication tools to grow the organization’s reach and increase the impact of its advocacy work.
Prior to joining PHR, Jaksic Lowe was a media strategist at the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she focused her communications work on immigrants’ rights, racial justice, and voting rights.
Before joining the ACLU, Jaksic Lowe reported for the National Law Journal, a weekly legal newspaper, out of New York and Toronto. Previously, she covered topics such as immigration, health, education, and social services for two Connecticut daily newspapers, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time. As a reporter, she won 12 awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the 2006 Special Achievement Award from the International Institute of Connecticut for coverage of immigration, and the 2006 Internews Greek Cultural Fellowship, which allowed her to travel to Greece to report on the country’s recovery after the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Jaksic Lowe has also served as a faculty advisor for communications and diplomacy delegations of the International Scholar Laureate Program in Australia, China, and South Africa. In winter 2013, she completed the Worldview Institute, an executive training program held by the United Nations Association of New York.
Originally from the former Yugoslavia, she has an MS in international affairs from the New School and a BA in communications from Hofstra University. Jaksic Lowe is fluent in Croatian.