40 Under 40: Bri Ray

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“Music is healing. I hope to provide connection and healing through my music.”

Performing Artist + Project Black Girl + RevRoad • Provo + SLC • Age 23

Bri Ray just shines. Music, marketing, media — every facet of her career is about using her voice. On the music side, the former American Idol contestant performs all over the country, records music, studies Music Marketing virtually through NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and in 2015 was honored as the first-ever Presidential Scholar of the Arts in the singer-songwriter discipline. On the marketing front, Ray is a strategic communications specialist at the fast-growing RevRoad. And her most recent venture — Project Black Girl — is timely, powerful and poignant as a platform that provides education, self–care, and safe spaces for black girls in the west.

CHILDHOOD DREAM “A singer, songwriter, and performing artist.”

DREAM MOMENT “Thanking my parents for teaching me and raising me to be who I am, so that I can do what I do.”

ULTIMATE DREAM “Communities are bonding, and it’s those bonds that help us feel belonging. I want to build a platform that supports a life of healing and belonging for everyone involved.”

MASKED + ANSWERED

QUARANTINE IN A NUTSHELL “A time for growth.”

QUARANTINE HIGHLIGHT “The flexibility and productivity. But I thrive off human connection, so that part was tough.”

QUARANTINE SNACK “Popcorn + Diet Coke.”

QUARANTINE OUTFIT “SWEATS!!!”

QUARANTINE TAKEAWAY “Continue to implement work-from-home days into our week.”

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