Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Dr. Amara Enyia, 32, earned a PhD in education policy studies and a law degree simultaneously from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has served as a public policy fellow under former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Currently, she works as a municipal development consultant and is the executive director of Austin Chamber of Commerce on Chicago’s West Side.
Amara serves on the board of the Renaissance Reintegration Project. This social enterprise provides entrepreneurship training for ex-offenders often unable to successfully reintegrate to their communities because of the stigma of their records. A keen athlete, she has participated in two Ironman competitions.
In 2014 Amara announced her candidacy for Mayor of Chicago, she was one of the first candidates to announce a bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel. She later withdrew.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Ogbuehi attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas, where he was a two-time all-state selection. In his junior year, Ogbuehi was the best blocker for an offense that averaged 36.1 points and 225 rushing yards per game, finishing the season 15–1 with a UIL state championship. As a senior, Ogbuehi helped lead the way for an Allen offense that averaged over 466 yards per game, allowing just one sack. He was an Associated Press second-team all-state pick and unanimous first-team all-district honoree. He played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
As a senior in 2014, he received first team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. As early as May 2014, Ogbuehi was projected a high first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft by various mock drafts. Despite tearing his ACL in his final college football game, on April 30th 2015 he was selected 21st in the 2015 NFL 1st round draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Sources: Wikipedia, Cincy Jungle (Photo), NFL, CBS Sports