COM '11, Zeneta Everhart

Where do you currently work and could you describe what you do?

I currently work for NYS Senator Timothy Kennedy – 63rd District. I serve as his community representative for the East Side of Buffalo. My primary job is to create programs and organize events that will provide resources for people in the community. One of our current initiatives is the Single Moms Club which I am proud to have gotten off the ground and into the community.

Before this I worked for Spectrum News for 6 years as a photographer and a producer. I was hired just one week after graduating from Canisius.

What are your favorite memories of Canisius?
My favorite memory of Canisius is definitely working in the Video Institute on the different projects we were assigned, as well as being a part of Team India 2010. The service immersion experience changed my life.

What advice do you have for current students?
My advice to students would be to take advantage of the resources on campus, take part in the service immersion opportunities, and don’t take yourself too seriously. Remember to live, love, and laugh often.

Were you involved in any clubs or internships at Canisius?
I worked for the video institute, I was a part of Team India 2010 where we traveled to India to teach English at an orphanage and I did my internship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute with their Creative Services Department. There I helped them create videos for Bald For Bucks and their TV commercials.

How do you think Canisius prepared you for the real world?

When I started Canisius I was 28 years old, going through a divorce, with an 8 year old son. Canisius taught me that its never too late to follow your dreams and re-invent yourself.