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Seema Donahoe joined The Discovery’s Board of Directors in early 2021, but her involvement with the museum dates all the way back to before the museum opened to the public. She remembers standing in the former Reno City Hall building before construction of the museum had begun, wondering how great the addition of a hands-on science museum was going to be for our community.
Now, ten years later, as a member of the board, Seema wants to help the museum continue to grow and thrive. She hopes to help The Discovery innovate in a manner that allows it to be a fixture in our community for generations to come.
When asked about her involvement at the museum, Seema said:
“The Discovery and what it offers is essential to a thriving community. There’s immense power in STEAM to connect future thinkers and creators to the promise of tomorrow, as well as to inspire wonder in people of all ages to be open to learning and re-learning.”
Seema is currently the Creative Director for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and University Health. In this role she integrates events, marketing, communications, and development initiatives with a multimedia approach to bring strength and consistency to the brand, enhance experiences, bring stories to life and advance strategic priorities. She is the principal designer and oversees digital initiatives.
Recently, Seema’s work on the School of Medicine’s 50th anniversary campaign, titled “Unrivaled History. Unlimited Future,” was recognized by the American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Institutional Advancement in its 2020 Awards for Excellence Competition.
She has also served on the University of Nevada Alumni Council, Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network Board of Directors, Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities Initiative and the American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon Committee.
Outside of work and her position on The Discovery’s board, Seema relishes time with family and friends. She enjoys cooking and has missed gathering with friends and loved ones to share a meal during the limitations imposed by the pandemic. She also loves staying active and taking in all that our community has to offer. Her love of community fuels her desire to make sure The Discovery remains an accessible learning hub for everyone.