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Whitney Owens

Whitney Owens

Chief Learning Officer
Cincinnati Museum Center

Whitney Owens is Chief Learning Officer for Cincinnati Museum Center, where she leads education, community engagement, collections & research, and exhibit content development for the Museum of Natural History & Science, Cincinnati History Museum, and The Children’s Museum.

She served as co-PI for an NSF-funded effort to utilize cooking to encourage family STEM talk. Owens has spent 25+ years creating dynamic experiences that engage and inspire audiences of all ages, including past roles at The Field Museum and Great Lakes Science Center.

She is a fellow with the global Informal Learning Leadership Collaborative, Leadership Cincinnati, and the IDEAL Center (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access through Leadership).

Owens graduated from Northwestern University and the City University of London. She serves on the boards of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative.

Owens was named one of 50 global Museum Influencers by Blooloop in 2023.

Whitney Owens