Serengeti Timungwa, Legal Assistant
Serengeti joined the Center in 2019 and is responsible for providing administrative and research support to the attorneys of the U.S. Litigation team.
Prior to joining the Center, Serengeti interned in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), where she assisted the legislative staff on a variety of bills and handled constituent correspondence. Serengeti then joined Invariant Government Relations where she supported the Financial Services/Fortune 500 and Food/Agriculture practice groups. She is a member of the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance, as well as the Congressional Black Associates.
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. Serengeti then took her skills to the California State Capitol where she interned for State Senator Henry Stern (D-27) and the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments.
Serengeti attended The New School in New York City, where she pursued a double-major in Politics and Economics. During her time at The New School, she served as Co-Chair of the Student Senate and Undergraduate Student Trustee. She led initiatives in reducing student hunger on campus, and creating free access to menstrual hygiene products.
Serengeti is also fluent in French and Bambara (spoken in North-West Africa). Her pronouns are she/her.