Cat Ziac ’14

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Economics/Russian

Hometown: Niskayuna, N.Y.

Cat’s Words: Cat’s Posts

My name is Catherine Elizabeth Ziac (Cat, for short) and I am a senior at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. After spending my freshman year at Boston College I decided to transfer to the home of the Dutchmen (and women!), and I don’t think I’ve ever made a happier decision in my life. Union College is in my genes; my grandfather graduated from Union in 1956 (back when the school was just Dutchmen) and passed on his love of garnet to my father, who received his BA in history from Union in 1987. My father was also one of the first graduates of Union’s MAT program. My mother received her MBA in Healthcare Management from Union Graduate College. I grew up in Niskayuna and am pretty much in love with the Capital Region. Even more, I adore Union College! You won’t find another school where the professors are as passionate and caring, the administration is as accommodating or the students are as friendly.

When I’m not studying for my major in Economics or my minor in Russian, you can find me skimming through catalogs, playing the flute, fishing, online window shopping, chatting with my sisters (my twin, Julia, studying physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., or my little sister Maddy,  a senior in high school), or out and about in good old Schenectady with my wonderful Union friends. I love pink nails, long showers, office supplies and going to the public library. I spend too much time looking at blogs and skimming the WSJ online, but I still believe in the merits of a hand-written letter. I am always in the mood for yogurt and granola and am never without a piece of gum. I usually answer “blue” when asked my favorite color, but I know in my heart that it’s always been and always will be garnet!

Read more about me on Union’s website here and here.