Meet our Writers!

Name – Bryan

Role – Blog Administrator/Admissions Counselor

Major – School Counseling

Interests – Sports, Music, Craft Beer, Traveling, Movies, Social Media, Concerts, Netflix

Favorite Quote – “I want to pull it apart and put it back together, I want to relive all my adolescent dreams, Inspired by true events on movie screens, I am a one man wrecking machine.” – Guster

How long at Canisius – This is my second year at Canisius and I will be here for 2 years total. I attended SUNY Fredonia for my undergrad in Music Education


kaitlynName –  Katherine

Major – Communication & Leadership, Integrated Marketing concentration

Interests – Writing, taking too many pictures, playing darts, attending Canisius basketball games (#GoGriffs), reading, watching the same sitcoms over and over again, stalking Lloyd Taco Trucks, tweeting too much (@kaffrinnjeanne), drinking craft beer, exploring Buffalo, and laughing at Laffy Taffy jokes.

Favorite Quote – “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,’ – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott

How long at Canisius –  I moved into Bosch 312 for Canisius New Student Orientation on August 25, 2010, and I tossed my cap on May 17, 2014. After a year and a half of interning, freelance writing, and working post-undergrad, I decided to start the COMLEAD program in January 2016.


sarahName – Sarah

Major – School Counseling

Interests – Netflix, drinking wine, watching videos of adorable animals, discovering new places, being overly invested in the lives of Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Favorite Quote – “We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve got to keep moving, so long as you remember all the people you used to be.” – The Doctor

How long at Canisius – Since Fall 2015


makaylaName – Makayla

Major – Communication & Leadership- Nonprofit Management Concentration

Interests – Art, Music, Dancing, Going to concerts, Event Planning, Politics, Culture, Dogs, Laughing, Traveling

Favorite Quote – “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Frida Kahlo

How long at Canisius – I am in my second semester at Canisius College. I attended SUNY Fredonia for my undergraduate degrees in Arts Administration and Music Business


Name – Alexandra

Major – Anthrozoology

Interests – Animal Welfare, low stress handling of small companion animals, animal behavior, psychology, animal rescue, whovian.

Favorite Quote – “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer

How long at Canisius – Fall of 2015 until Present. Planning on graduating with MS, Anthrozoology in 2018.


aliName – Ali

Major – College Student Personnel Administration

Interests – Seeing new places, craft beer, country music concerts, mozzarella sticks, spinning, puppies

Favorite Quote – “She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.” – Kate Chopin, The Awakening

How long at Canisius – Fall 2015 – May 2017




JenniferName – Jennifer

Major – Communication and Leadership – Managing Not For Profit Organizations Concentration

Interests – Travel, golf, concerts, mission work, service & outreach

Favorite Quote – “Talk about a dream, try to make it real” – Bruce Springsteen

How long at Canisius – Started in May 2015, expected graduation May 2017





ChristinaName – Christina

Major – Communication and Leadership

Interests – Quality time with family and friends, baking, homemade greeting cards, miniature golf, aquariums, playing darts and pool in dive bars, good music and concerts.

Favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

How long at Canisius – I completed my undergraduate here at Canisius in December 2015, studying Communication Studies and Psychology. I loved it so much, I’m sticking around for another 2 years in the ComLead program!


Name – Amanda

Major – School Counseling

Interests – Music, Hockey, Travel, Writing and Sleeping

Quote – “Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.”- Babe Ruth

How long at Canisius – I just started at Canisius last fall, but I am a true Buffalonian through and through.



Name – Ashley

Major – School Counseling

Interests – Daydreaming about traveling, long drives, binge watching Netflix to avoid work, dancing, and wandering aimlessly around Target.

Favorite quote: “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” – Leslie Knope

How long at Canisius – Fall 2015 – May 2017