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About Us Discovering, together.

Welcome to Kiewit Luminarium, a place for people of all ages, identities, and backgrounds to explore astonishing phenomena at the intersection of science, art, and human perception.

A place for curious humans

Now open on Omaha’s reimagined RiverFront, Kiewit Luminarium will rekindle your curiosity and change the way you see the world. With more than 100 interactive exhibits and a kaleidoscope of engaging programs, you’ll want to visit again and again. Together we are building a future for Omaha and the region where everyone will have the opportunity to dream, play, wonder, experiment, and consider something new.

Kiewit Luminarium
Board of Directors

Kiewit Luminarium
Advisory Group

Kiewit Luminarium Staff

Alajia McKizia, Program Coordinator

Amanda Kephart, Program Manager

Annabelle Abisset, Partnerships Coordinator

Braxton Crowder, Senior Experience Specialist

Brenton Gomez, Program Coordinator

Cesar Hinojosa, Luminator Associate

Chris Stratman, Director of Community Collaboration

Dan Sitzman, Experience Coordinator

Eli Crittenden, People Operations Manager

Eli Karkowski, Environment & Exhibit Technician

Elijah Mitchell, Luminator Associate Membership

Emily Mwaja, VP Experience

G. Anthony Galdamez, Program Manager

Grant Goldstein, Luminator Associate

Hina Agarwal, Director of Experience

James Prohaska, Exhibit Technician

Jeff Patry, Experience Specialist

Jocelyn Shackelford, Luminator Associate Guest Services

John Cohorst, Exhibit Technician

Juan Rodriguez, Experience Specialist

Julie DeWitt, VP Marketing & Communications

Justin Alexander, Exhibit Technician

Katie Brown, Finance and Operations Specialist

Kim DiMari, Executive Specialist and Board Liaison

Laura Lenaghan, Director of Finance and Analytics

Lincoln Centeno, Experience Specialist

Mackenzie Gross, Partnerships Coordinator

Mariana Nieto, Major Gifts Officer

Mark Fisher, Technology Manager

Michael Schaffart, Environment & Exhibit Technician

Mishala Lewis, Events Coordinator

Natalia Tu, Partnerships Coordinator

Quentin Graves, Marketing & Events Coordinator

Russell Holmes, Luminator Associate

Sabrina Janse Van Noordwyk, Luminator Associate

Sarah Nucci, Exhibit Workshop Manager

Shaun Ilahi, VP Finance & Operations

Silva Raker, CEO

Sirisha Sualy, VP Partnerships

Stephanie Plummer, Grant Writer

Tanis Herbert, Experience Specialist

Terah Speigner, Events Manager

Z Long, Marketing Coordinator

Kiewit Luminarium
Founding Luminators

Amal Bashir

Anthony Taylor

Cecilia Ochoa

LaMare’ Wright

Mya Cooper

Raven Boyland

Project Partners