These five students are making waves from Texas all the way to Germany, read on to hear their stories.
“Io sono profondamente legato alla mia Rimini, alla terra dove sono nato e dove ho vissuto da sempre, è come se facesse parte del mio DNA.” – Roberto Neri
A fashion writer, Roberto Neri has been asked many times why he still chooses to live in Rimini, 330 kilometers from Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. His response, in Italian above, describes his attachment to the land where he was born and has always lived as though it were part of his very DNA.
On the evening of October 30th, about.me and Betabrand will be partnering up for an event to benefit Dave Egger’s amazing organization, 826 Valencia. Dedicated to assisting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, 826 Valencia also helps teachers get their students excited about writing.
Ruby Westkaemper has a passion for all things media. From television to radio to digital, you name it, Ruby is into it.
“My friends, sisters and I used to make videos when we were younger and edit them on the computer,” said Ruby. “When I got to high school, I really focused on school and sports and my junior year, I didn’t do anything creative and I was so miserable.”
You could say this short-termed misery sparked Ruby’s initial interest in pursuing a career in the broadcast industry.
As a freelancer, Afeef Nessouli knows how difficult it is to ensure he is constantly busy and has a steady stream of projects instead of just having them crop up. As he says, “It is an endless hustle!”
Recently, we introduced Backstory and Afeef added it to his about.me page in order to find projects and collaborators on the platform. With such a fascinating array of jobs and experiences outlined on his page and Backstory, we decided to take the opportunity to interview him in depth about who he is and how he takes advantage of about.me.
An actress, Melanie Kannokada typically starts her day by meditating, followed by tea and then breakfast. Then she takes some time to focus on her schedule which is usually a mix of meetings, auditions, filming, classes or rehearsals, and writing.
But her days weren’t always this way. Before becoming an actress, Melanie worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. in New York City and before that she graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford.
So how did the transition from mechanical engineer to consultant to actress, happen? We interviewed Melanie to find out.
Looking to spruce up your about.me page? Look no further than these four amazing about.me pages! With their great pictures and fascinating stories they serve as examples of great pages for anyone looking to improve theirs!
Claudia Cheung, in our header photo, is an aspiring social media specialist working her way up. Currently, she’s hosting a television show in a Chinese subscribed channel, Fairchild Television, and working at the Seneca Sandbox as a digital media assistant. While she currently lives in Canada she dreams of living in London or Hong Kong.