Founding Board Member
President and CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Outreach & Engagement
Elizabeth C. Johnson
Education and Projects Manager
Elizabeth Cychosz Johnson supports the development of new Mizel Institute educational initiatives, updates existing programming, and assists in the implementation of both digital and in-person programs. She holds an M.A. in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego, a B.A. in both Anthropology and Journalism from Ohio University and is a Certified Associate in Project Management with the Project Management Institute.
Education and Special Projects Coordinator
Meg Robbins is an Education and Special Project Coordinator for the Mizel Institute. She is proud to have joined the Institute in November 2019. As part of the educational team, Meg is responsible for providing programming opportunities for elementary and high school aged students, developing engaging curriculum, and building partnerships with fellow educators across the front range. She is passionate about contributing to the museum’s mission of celebrating diversity, spreading messages of equality and equity, and combating hatred in all its forms.
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Becci Jacobs, MSW joined the team in 2022 and supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s educational programs. Becci earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver with a specialization in Children and Youth: Risks and Healthy Development. Becci brings her experiences in nonprofit management, mental health, K-12 education, and community engagement to the Mizel Institute team to ensure we are meeting the needs of students, stakeholders, and partners.
Manager of Education and Programs
Database and Administrative Coordinator
Samantha Jones joined the Mizel Institute in 2021 as the Database & Administrative Coordinator. Samantha believes that accurate data collection and efficient coordination are critical to assisting the organization in fulfilling its goal of developing more educated, conscientious, and empowered communities. In addition to data analytics, she also supports fundraising efforts and donor communications. Samantha holds a BA in English Literature Research from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO.
Cailin Shioshita Pickett
Associate Database and Operations Manager
Cailin Shioshita Pickett joined the Mizel Institute in 2022 and is responsible for leading reporting and analysis efforts, database administration, and operational support for educational programs and community events. Cailin holds a B.A. in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Colorado Denver and a Master’s of Social Work with a concentration in Health and Wellness from the University of Denver.
Database & Administrative Associate
Samantha has worked for the Mizel Institute since 2022. She is involved with the database management and administration of programs and events for the museum. She graduated with a B.A. in History from Brigham Young University.
Public Relations & Communications Specialist
Lexi Reich joined the Mizel Institute in 2022 as part of the marketing team. She holds a dual degree in Journalism and English from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is passionate about writing stories that uplift the local community.
Writing & Communications Specialist
Jacqueline Graham joined the Mizel Institute in 2022 to support the marketing team. She is an extremely passionate writer who believes in telling stories that empower the community. She holds an MA in Writing from Edinburgh Napier University and a BA in English Literature and Political Science from Denison University.
Special Projects Coordinator
Bailey Yamshak joined the Mizel Institute in 2022 and is responsible for coordinating a wide variety of events for the CELL, including the CAP and various community events. She recently earned her M.A. in International Security from the University of Denver, specializing in Intelligence and Counterterrorism. Bailey also holds a B.A. in both Criminal Sociology and Psychology from Auburn University. She has been working in the security and public safety fields for 7 years.
Education & Special Projects Coordinator
Magdalena Perez recently joined the Mizel Institute and is a part of the education team that delivers impactful messages to all ages and communities. She holds an M.A. in International Security specializing in human security and human rights from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. Magdalena also holds a B.A. in International Studies and Italian from the University of Denver.
Education & Special Projects Coordinator
Rudolf is responsible for assisting with research, development, and implementation of new and existing programs across the organization. Rudolf received his M.A in International Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico.