Owens holds an MA in Visual Culture: Costume  Studies and an MS in Library and Information Science from New York University’s dual degree program with LIU Palmer. She holds a BA in Fashion Studies and has returned to her alma mater, Montclair State University as a lecturer in that subject.  Presently, Owens is the Associate Curator (Programs) at Paul Robeson Galleries,  Express Newark, Rutgers University- Newark.