Megan DePorter Zeishner

Community Relations Program Manager

Megan is the Community Relations Program Manager for Cisco’s Research Triangle Park, North Carolina campus. Megan has been with Cisco since 2011, and in that time has focused on investing Cisco’s greatest assets -- people and products -- into the community. Megan has led local cash and product grant programs, the annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign and Community Relations social media channels. Megan’s primary focus is to drive local engagement and development of US2020, a national initiative that seeks to connect 1 million STEM professionals to volunteer mentoring and demonstrate the relevance of science and technology careers to the next generation.

Megan earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in sports management from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Megan currently serves on the US2020 RTP Guiding Coalition and the RTP Community Outreach Committee. Before joining Cisco, Megan worked for the Walt Disney Company’s ESPN Radio and Radio Disney.


Global Service Month at Cisco: Mid-Month Round-Up

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Global Service Month  (GSM) is in full-swing mid-September and we’re excited to see Cisconians all over the world continuing to #BetheBridge in their communities.

Girls Power Tech: Inspiring Young Women Around the Globe

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Girls Power Tech (GPT) was an amazing experience this year. Through our sites around the world and unwavering support of our global executive sponsors, Kelly Kramer & Ruba Borno, a global team worked together to inspire the next generation of innovators, taking science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to the next level. This year’s Girls […]

Cisco’s CyberCamp Accelerates Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

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Last week, Cisco’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC and San Jose, CA campuses hosted 60 students for the CyberCamp Summer Camp 2016 – a special cybersecurity camp sponsored by CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s national youth cyber education program. In its second year, CyberCamp aims to inspire local students towards education and careers in cybersecurity […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Not Involved with Girls Power Tech

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“It was an amazing day. It is so inspiring that the guidance of mentors helped me choose my career. It is unbelievable how 11 minutes helped me so much.” Can a few hours really change your life? Can an 11-minute conversation with a stranger inspire you to change your career aspirations? At Girls Power Tech […]

April 29, 2016


Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative

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From the STEM Education Caucus, to the US Joint Economic Committee’s report on STEM education, to White House STEM Fairs, encouraging students on the path to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a topic that politicians from both sides of the aisle have championed. At Cisco, we take our part in promoting STEM […]

Cisco Volunteers, CyberPatriot Inspire Students to Pursue Cybersecurity Careers

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Last week, 60 middle and high school students gathered at Cisco campuses in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC and Richardson, TX for a special cybersecurity camp being offered for the first time by CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s national youth cyber education program. The camp gave students who had little to no cybersecurity experience an […]