NY Area Spartan of the Week: Alison Bregstein

Posted by Larry Alterman | May 27, 2012

MSU Alumni Club of Greater New York's Spartan of the Week: Alison Bregstein 

A few Spartan questions for Alison Bregstein:

Q: What was your major at MSU and what year did you graduate?
A: I graduated with a BA in Spanish in 1992.

Q: What are you doing now for work?
A: I sell high-end Italian furniture to the Architectural and Design community. I have been fortunate enough to work on some of the most exclusive properties in Manhattan. In my spare time I volunteer with Habitat for Humanity creating safe, affordable housing for New Yorkers and people around the world.

This fall I will be leading a team of 12 to Cochabamba, Bolivia for a 10 day build. If any Spartans are interested in joining us, we would be happy to have you! Find out more about it here, at Habitat for Humanity Bolivia.

Q: Where do you live?
A: I have lived in Manhattan for 15 years and currently reside in an adorable place on the Upper East Side with a private garden.

Q: Favorite NYC restaurant?
A: This is a tough one! There are so many amazing restaurants in NYC, it depends on what I am craving.

Q: What is best part of living in the NY area?
A: The people. I have met some of the most amazing individuals from all walks of life and everyone has a story.  Makes me smile just thinking of it.

Q: What is best part of being a Spartan in New York?
A: I love the sense of community and the instant connection you can make with a Spartan.  I have old college friends who live here and new Spartan friends I have met in the past few years. Plus- there is nothing like watching sports with a group of MSU fans.

Q: If you could invite 3 people from any time who were associated with Michigan State to dinner who would they be?
A: Ernest Green who was one of the little rock nine. I had the pleasure of meeting him at my graduation and thought he was so humble and inspirational. I would have loved to spend more time with him.

John Hannah – in my opinion the most influential MSU President.

Patricia Waller – a high school teacher of mine in Illinois, who attended MSU and encouraged me to attend.