Reba Luiken

Position title: Director, Allen Centennial Garden

Pronouns: she/her


Reba, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an architect of encounters with plants. She has a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, a B.S. in Plant Biology, and a B.A. in Religious Studies. Reba also brings experience in museums and public gardens from Longwood Gardens, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum where she worked in public programs, visitor engagement, and exhibit development. She is excited to build partnerships with people from across campus and beyond to make Allen Centennial Garden a hub of experiential learning and community formation on campus.