Liz Codina

Program Officer
Thriving Places


I grew up in Omaha and attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha for my undergraduate degree. I am a proud UNO Mav with a B.S in Political Science, a concentration in Foreign and National Security Affairs and a second major in Latin/Latino American Studies.

At Peter Kiewit Foundation, I am a Program Officer in the Thriving Places impact area where I work to support community organizations as they drive initiatives to address community-wide needs.

Prior to joining the foundation, I worked for nonprofit agencies in various capacities including programming and development. I also managed the operations team for the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, a nationally recognized facility located in the heart of UNO’s campus. Over the course of my career I have completed professional trainings in management, leadership excellence, and community organizing.

I am passionate about working with traditionally underrepresented communities, community engagement, and advocacy. I have served on various community boards and committees and currently serve on the boards for the South Omaha Business Association and the Metro Young Latino Professional Association.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner Jason and my pets Teddy and Loki, traveling the globe, and exploring the outdoors.