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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, Experience Coordinator

Amanda Kephart, Program Manager

Annabelle Abisset, Partnerships Coordinator

Ben Johnson, Partnerships Coordinator

Braxton Crowder, Experience Manager

Brenton Gomez, Experience Coordinator

Charita Dailey, Partnerships Coordinator

Chris Stratman, Community Engagement Manager

Dan Sitzman, Experience Coordinator

Dayna Berry, Experience Assistant Manager

Eli Crittenden, People Operations Manager

Emily Mwaja, VP Experience

G. Anthony Galdamez, Program Manager

Hina Agarwal, Experience Manager

James Prohaska, Exhibit Technician

Jeff Patry, Experience Assistant Manager

John Cohorst, Exhibit Technician

Juan Rodriguez, Experience Assistant Manager

Julie DeWitt, VP Marketing & Communications

Justin Alexander, Exhibit Technician

Katie Brown, Finance & Operations Coordinator

Kenley Sturdivant-Wilson, Development Manager

Kim DiMari, Executive Assistant

Laura Lenaghan, Finance Manager

Mackenzie Gross, Partnerships Coordinator

Mariana Nieto, Events Manager

Mark Fisher, Technology Manager

Michael Schaffart, Environmental Operations Coordinator

Natalia Tu, Partnerships Coordinator

Quentin Graves, Marketing & Events Coordinator

Rebecca Lopez, Experience Manager

Robert Franco, Environmental Operations Manager

Sarah Nucci, Exhibit Workshop Manager

Shaun Ilahi, VP Finance & Operations

Silva Raker, CEO

Sirisha Sualy, VP Partnerships

Tanis Herbert, Experience Assistant Manager

Terah Speigner, Events Coordinator

Z Long, Marketing Coordinator

Kiewit Luminarium
Founding Luminators

Amal Bashir

Anthony Taylor

Cecilia Ochoa

LaMare’ Wright

Mya Cooper

Raven Boyland

Project Partners