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 is pursuing a Master of Business Administration. 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.
Joanna Hejl joined Humanities Nebraska as the Development Associate in July of 2021. Joanna graduated from the University of Richmond in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Political Science. In college, she explored history and memory studies and spent a lot of time at museums, including interning in development at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. She is passionate about community engagement and excited by Humanities Nebraska’s work connecting Nebraskans to literature, history, art, and more! Joanna is a proud Lincoln High Link. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, sewing, and drinking a good cup of tea.
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.
Mary Yager, C.P.M.
Joining Humanities Nebraska as the Grants Specialist in August 2021, Alexis Cruz is originally from the Lincoln area. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History as well as a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communications from Drake University. She received her Master’s degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she worked as a graduate assistant in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and University Archives. Outside of work she enjoys music, walking her dog, and playing board games.