Rachel A. Ramsay-Lowe Esq.

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40 Under Forty 2018

Rachel A. Ramsay-Lowe Esq.
Associate Attorney
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Colemen and Goggin P.C.
Roseland, New Jersey
Age: 38

Raised in Port Charlotte, Fla., by her Jamaican grandmother, Rachel A. Ramsay-Lowe learned that hard work is the way to achieve whatever she wanted. She also learned to face her fears and use them as motivation to succeed. Ramsay-Lowe leaned on those lessons to obtain a law degree from Western Michigan University, become assistant D.A. in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office (New York), start a nonprofit organization, embark on a life dedicated to fitness and achieve her current position as associate attorney at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin P.C.

Ramsay-Lowe teaches Zumba fitness and confesses that she was a “really overweight” child. “One day I was just like, ‘I cannot do this to myself anymore,’” she says. She started working out in college and became addicted. She cofounded Jer Z-SWAG, an organization of fitness instructors dedicated to giving back to the community. Jer Z-SWAG has raised thousands of dollars mostly for breast cancer awareness. Some funds go to Camp Trek, a recreational and social camp for survivors of brain injuries and their caregivers.

Ramsay-Lowe fell in love with musical theater as a little girl and majored in the field at Stetson University. “I just loved the songs from “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables” in particular. I started to sing more and my love of music led me to become a voice major. Just going back to being in a place of worship and things like that, music brings me joy. I still love music, I just took a different turn as I got older.” Past failures give her the strength to persevere and prayer keeps her focused and grounded. “Every time I failed or didn’t accomplish something, I always use those experiences to move me forward,” she states.

FUN FACTS

Countries visited: Spain, France
Last Movie: Black Panther
Favorite book: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins