From Rejection to the Professional League: One Basketball Player’s Journey

Unlike some other professional athletes, it was never Chinemelu Elonu‘s plan to turn pro. In fact, Chinemelu, who was born in Enugu, Enugu State Nigeria and came to the U.S. when he was just a year and a half old, had a dream of working in the tech sector with computers. He didn’t actually become interested in basketball until his freshman year of high school.

That’s when he decided to try out for his school’s freshman team and, with his still undeveloped skills, he was rejected from the team.

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Beatriz Pineda Revilla on about.me

Creatives, Urban Planning and Heath: Staff Picks

This week’s Staff Picks page is chock full of people with fascinating stories, skills to share and great background photos. As we do every week, we’ve had a hard time narrowing it down to our four favorites but here they are for your enjoyment. We hope you have fun browsing their pages and photos and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

To kick off this week’s picks we have Beatriz Pineda Revilla, an architect and urban planner based in Amsterdam where she’s conducting research comparing urban food practices in Berlin and Amsterdam.

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Sales, Comic Relief and the User Experience: Follow Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! Today we’re excited to be featuring the pages of four awesome users who submitted themselves to our #FFaboutme contest.

If you don’t see your page on this week’s #FFaboutme you can always try for next week by adding your about.me URL to your Twitter bio and tweeting at us @aboutdotme with the hashtag, #FFaboutme. And don’t forget, you have to have a picture of you and your lovely face in your background photo! For tips about what we’re looking for in a page, check out this post!

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A Scientific Approach to Golf: Lessons from a PGA instructor

Trillium Rose doesn’t just love golf, she lives it.

At the age of just six she swung her first golf club while on the practice range with her father. By the age of eight she was on the course with him, enjoying how he made the game so much fun. As she grew older, in order to play with other kids her age, she began entering into junior tournaments. 

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Nini Marini on about.me

Design, Technology and Millenials: Staff Picks

Our Staff Picks page is constantly full of fascinating people and stories, this week is no exception. Below we’ve selected four of our favorite pages from this week. We hope you enjoy browsing them and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

In our header photo today we have Nini Marini who you may recognize from our new Editing Tools page. Nini, also known as Marini Ramlan she is the head of content innovation at Primeworks Studios. When she’s not working you can find her painting, illustrating, designing and generally being creative.

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Dan Evans on about.me

The World of Sports, Acting and Books in Follow Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! Today we’re excited to be featuring the pages of four about.me community members who submitted themselves to our #FFaboutme contest.

If you don’t see your page on this week’s #FFaboutme you can always try for next week by adding your about.me URL to your Twitter bio and tweeting at us @aboutdotme with the hashtag, #FFaboutme. And don’t forget, you have to have a picture of you and your lovely face in your background photo! Here are some tips for finding the perfect photo.

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Elizabeth J. Taylor on about.me

One Woman’s Path to Cultural Immersion and Entrepreneurship

Living abroad, especially in a country where you don’t natively speak the language, is never easy. It’s even more of a challenge if you start a company there. And that’s is exactly what Elizabeth J. Taylor did.

An avid fan of Rick Steve’s Europe (she would fight to watch it on Saturday mornings at the age of eight) Elizabeth took up French as part of her college studies. Required to go abroad for her major, Elizabeth decided to use her last semester at Vanderbilt University to intern and take classes in France.  That small taste of living and working abroad wasn’t enough though, she wanted to live in France full time and really immerse herself in the culture.

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4 Amazing Travelers and Founders

In case you haven’t had a chance to check out this week’s Staff Picks page we’ve gone ahead and grabbed a few highlights for you. Below you’ll find our top four favorite pages of the week, chosen for their beautiful pages and inspiring stories. Take minute to browse them and don’t forget to leave them some compliments!

To start off, we have Katalin Bognar, an IT recruitment consultant currently based in Malta, just one of the five countries she’s lived in over the years. A fitness fiend and cat lover, she’s definitely got the travel bug and is constantly thinking of where to go next!

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Elaine Wong with Favorite painting on about.me

The Artistic Journey of Elaine Wong

Born in Alor Setar, a small town in northern Malaysia, Elaine Wong grew up with a passion for technology and drawing. “If you were to ask my primary school friends, they would all tell you that my schoolbooks were always full of doodles and sketches.”

Her artworks were featured on classroom bulletin boards and she was once asked to design the school mural. But it was her childhood ambition to work with computers that led to her finding a job in the IT industry and soon she found herself in hospitality systems, going to hotels or hotel headquarters to assess and implement computer systems as well as provide training and support for them.

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Translators, Actors and Entrepreneurs: Staff Picks

Every week our team adds new Staff Picks whose pages and stories fascinate and inspire us. Below are our top four favorites from this week. We hope you enjoy seeing their pages and learning more about them. And don’t forget to leave them some compliments if you do!

In our header photo we have Mohamed Tazy of Egypt. A biomedical engineering student, Mohamed is also interested in men’s fashion and business. He loves early mornings and tech.

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