Brianna Wright is a senior consumer research specialist at ValuePenguin, where she has conducted 200+ surveys to glean insight about key trends in the personal finance and travel spaces, focusing on how consumers are spending and saving their money. Her research has been cited by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNBC and more. Previously, she managed public relations for some of the world’s leading resorts and destinations in places like Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Brianna graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University and currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.