Ernestine Ray

Posted: April 12, 2017

Ernestine is an international educator who has earned an undergraduate degree, 3 master’s degrees, and has participated in two Ph.D. programs (ABD-All But a Dissertation). She spent 12 years working as an educational attaché for the State Department and as a consultant to the Middle States Accreditation Board. During this time, she visited more than 40 countries and worked in 33 countries.

Coming from humble beginnings, Ernestine achieved significant wealth. Then she returned to the U.S. to take care of her ailing mother for a period of 3-1/2 years. Alternative medical treatment and professional caretaking expenses left her completely broke.

In 1997 she started a nonprofit organization, focused on preserving the legacies of cultures around the world. And now, as a Senior Vice Chairman Marketing Director for Youngevity, she has devoted her life to building up and inspiring others. It’s all quite impressive for a person who was diagnosed as “Learning Disabled” in grade school!

Defying the odds has always been a hallmark of Ernestine’s life. She survived metal poisoning while working at a historic site in the States. This turned into a legal battle that lasted for years without a disability income, which affected her already depleted finances and left her physically disabled. In a quest to restore her credit, she was introduced to FDI. Never having done MLM, she was skeptical when someone suggested that she should look into the business side of the company to improve her condition, but there seemed to be few other options. “I was sick, I wasn’t getting disability pay, and I couldn’t work,” she says, “so I decided to give it a try.” Soon she began to see people joining her team in a big way! With some hard work she restored both her health and her finances.

As a young girl, Ernestine dreamed of traveling to exotic places and making a difference in the world. She is well on her way toward achieving this goal and, in the process, she’s experienced incredible self-development. “Youngevity serves as an incubator for my personal growth,” she says. “I pray that one day I’ll be a catalytic agent to inspire growth and development in others. Then I will be able to leave a mighty legacy. That, to me, makes all the difference.”