March Student Spotlight: Twity Gitonga

As we continue with our Diversity & Inclusion Student Spotlight, we are proud to recognize Twity Gitonga for #DoingGoodWorkAtBucknell by making huge efforts to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusiveness on campus.

Twity Gitonga ‘24 is a Computer Science major from Nairobi, Kenya. Upon joining Bucknell, Twity quickly realized that she had a unique perspective and experience due to her identity as a black, international, female student in engineering. Her identity had a huge impact on how she interacted with people on campus and how she navigated different spaces at Bucknell. Twity made it a personal mission to create safe spaces for students from different backgrounds and identities on campus. She is the co-founder  of the Bucknell Advocates for Diversity (BAD) which is an organization that aims to create social and institutional change for students and the administration that address diversity and inclusion issues on campus. She has done extensive outreach to students to understand their needs and has gained a lot of support from Bucknell faculty and staff. The BAD organization recently successfully facilitated a discussion among students focused on improving students’ college experience. Twity serves as a Junior Fellow for the Society and Technology Residential College. As a junior fellow, Twity has helped students to form meaningful connections with one another and is very proud to have made a huge impact on students from diverse backgrounds.

“It will be very nice to see Bucknell as an environment where students are very intentional  about the relationships and interactions they have on campus because the way we interact with different people has a huge impact on our college experience. Every voice needs to be heard and everybody has a different story to tell” – Twity Gitonga

Know a Bucknell student who you think is making strides academically, professionally, and/or personally in the areas of diversity and inclusion and beyond? Nominate them for the Diversity & Inclusion Student Spotlight on instagram! Tell us who and why you’re nominating them, tag @bucknelldiversity and use #DoingGoodWorkAtBucknell

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