Sheila Misheni

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Sheila Misheni SEAS '14 is from Mombasa, Kenya and majored in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Engineering. She was an elected member of the Engineering Student Council for the first three years of her college career, starting as the Class of 2014 Vice President, and then serving as the Vice President of Student Life for two years. She has also been an active member of NSBE, serving as their chapter senator. In addition, she was the president of the African Diaspora Literary Society.

Student Council

Sheila was a treasured member of the Engineering Student Council during her tenure there. Aside from the enthusiasm and passion she brought to the team, she implemented several long-lasting student life changes that will benefit future generations of SEAS students.

The following is a list of accomplishments Sheila has achieved through her involvement in council:

  • The Engineering Research Symposium
    • In her words: "Basically it showcases all the research that goes on at Columbia"
  • Homecoming Week
    • With the help of the incomparable CCSC Vice President Campus Life Jasmine Senior, Sheila instituted a week of events to help raise school spirit and strengthen the Columbia community during the week before homecoming
    • Some of the events include: Carnival on Low Steps (complete with bouncy houses), Spirit Day, and Homecoming Give Away Day
  • Tis the SEASon
    • Sheila created Tis the SEASon to spread holiday joy and offer a mirror event to SEAS the Day, which occurs in the Spring
    • Tis the SEASon is now known for causing episodes of immense jealousy among college students who wish they could get the free scarves, ear muffs, etc. that have been known to be given out at this event
  • Engineering Week
    • Sheila conducted a complete revamp of engineering week in Spring 2013 by bringing together all the engineering groups in a huge school wide collaboration effort
    • Some changes include: Laser Tag in Roone, Passport to SEAS, and four different EWeek shirts.
  • Career Fair
    • Working with other engineering student groups like NSBE, SWE, and SHPE, Sheila helped work to bring the first ever student led engineering career fair in the Spring of 2014.

Basically, Sheila is an awesome person who helped make campus a better place. Cheers!


Preceded by
Santosh Balachandar
ESC Vice President of Student Life 
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Rushal Rege
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