Serengeti Timungwa

Get To Know Serengeti

Major: Political Science '22

Serengeti is a Political Science major graduating in 2022. She first joined GSSC in the fall of 2019 as First Year President, and then served as Vice President of Policy on the GSSC during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Throughout her time on GSSC, Serengeti has been incredibly passionate about furthering policy that helps GS students.Some of the initiatives she worked on in the past two years have been freezing tuition during the 2020-2021 academic year, increasing Covid-19 emergency grants for impacted students, amending our Constitution and By-Laws to make them more inclusive, and advocating for more flexible grading policies during remote learning. Her goal is to constantly increase student representation in various spaces on campus to ensure student voices are always weighed into crucial decisions. 

Serengeti started her career interning for the New York City Campaign Finance Board, developing and implementing civic engagement campaigns across the five boroughs. She also interned for Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer (GS '97). Serengeti then took her skills to the California State Capitol where she interned for a State Senator and the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments. She previously attended The New School in New York City, where she pursued a double-major in Politics and Economics. 

At Columbia, Serengeti hopes to implement policies that tackle inequity and inefficiency, and promote transparency and collaboration. Her virtual door is always open for any questions or a quick coffee chat!