- Office: Rock Hill, SC
- Major: Politics & International Affairs, Economics
Shekinah Lightner (she/her/hers) is a senior Politics and International Affairs and Economics double major from Rock Hill, SC. She is dedicated to creating a more inclusive community at Furman having served as president of Furman’s Chapter of the NAACP (2017-2018) and as a student member of the University’s Task Force on Slavery and Justice.
Lightner is also a member of Dins Dialogue. She is grateful that Dins Dialogue has allowed her the opportunity to be a part of developing spaces where members of the Furman community can engage in meaningful discussions to better understand their own identities and the importance of diversity and inclusion at Furman and beyond. Lightner has also worked extensively with the Riley Institute at Furman as a research assistant and the Advance Team Lead (2019-2020). In her free time, Lightner enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends, and being in nature.
She is the Furman Student Member '20 of the Task Force on Slavery and Justice.
In her own words...
"Being a Politics and International Affairs major has been an invaluable experience that has allowed me to build meaningful relationships with many professors and provided me with more opportunities than I could have imagined when I first came to Furman."