Published on July 2nd, 2011 | by thevyne2
Vyne Reader Spotlight: Breagin K. Riley
Current City (if different): Upstate, NY
Roles you play in life: Daughter, Sister, Friend, Aunt, Cousin, Colleague, Role model
Education: Undergrad- MIT; Doctorate – Kellogg, School of Management, Northwestern University
Occupation: Marketing Professor
3 words that describe you: authentic, provocative, driven
What is your favorite TV show?: Modern Family. I hulu every episode!
Shuffle your iPod – what’s the first song that comes up?: Dwele – “What’s not to love about you?” (swoon)
What is your favorite travel destination?: The next warm sunny one? 🙂
What beauty product can’t you live without?: Paul Mitchell Styling Lotion – my natural hair LOVES it!
Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: surround myself with people who love me enough to tell me the truth, regardless of whether it will blow up my head or prompt introspection.
Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration?: Estelle – I appreciate the sophistication and uniqueness of her clothing and I’m always excited to see what she’s wearing! Bonus: Have you heard the new single with Rick Ross?
What is your favorite restaurant?: I have so many food allergies that dining out can be very frustrating and there are only a few things I can eat off any menu. That said, my favorite dish is the warm roasted vegetable salad at California Pizza Kitchen. Roasted corn, asparagus, Japanese eggplant, and bell peppers, with sundried tomatoes, avocado, and grilled salmon. Yummy!!! I converted my sister-in-law a few weeks ago!
What words do you live by?: My mantra is “work hard, play hard” but I also believe in treating everyone like they matter.
What is your biggest accomplishment?: I’m not sure that I’ve accomplished much, though most would say that a doctorate at 26 is fantastic. I think my best is yet to come.