Kristi Hayek Carley
Barbara Grant, Office and Grants Coordinator, joined Humanities Nebraska in March 2012 as Program and Communications Assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Troy University-Florida Region. She began her non-profit career at Indian Center, Inc., as trainer, and then project director. Barbara served four years in the U.S. Air Force. She enjoys reading, going to movies, playing board games and spending time with family and friends.
Erika Hamilton, Ph.D.
Liz Makowski, Program Associate, joined Humanities Nebraska in April 2012. Originally from the Kearney area, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and Art History from the University of Nebraska -Lincoln. She received a master’s degree in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Missouri, where she worked as a graduate assistant in the Visual Resources Center. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Hannah Rentsch, Development Associate, joined Humanities Nebraska in November 2022. Originally from Missouri, she moved to Nebraska in 2017 to complete a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. During her time at the University, she participated in volunteering and fundraising roles within the community, and developed a passion for connecting with others to better understand and appreciate the value of individual experience. She enjoys reading, playing ukulele, and painting in her spare time.
Mary Yager, C.P.M.
Katie Bradshaw, Grants Management and Outreach Specialist, joined Humanities Nebraska in May 2022. She loves to learn and to help other people learn. She has a B.A. in Biotechnology from Bradley University (Peoria, IL) and an M.S. in Geography from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her past roles have included grant writer, history museum director, newspaper journalist, laboratory instructor, and study abroad advisor. Katie lives in Scottsbluff with her husband, several cats and chickens, and a healthy number of books and bicycles.