Becky Boesen

Hometown Intern Coordinator

As the Hometown Intern Coordinator, Becky plays a role in integrating asset-based community development and innovative strategies into the Hometown Intern experience. Working alongside her talented colleagues, she helps empower Hometown Interns and their local affiliated funds to unleash abundance within their communities through asset mapping, a practice that involves identifying and celebrating the local wonders that make Nebraska hometowns great.

Prior to joining the staff, Becky spent five years as an NCF consultant, offering support in areas ranging from arts and culture to welcoming and belonging. She is a playwright and the co-founder of BLIXT Arts Lab, a Nebraska-based nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community, sparking curiosity, and celebrating creativity through live theater and project-based education. With over 13 years of experience in higher education, Becky has taught at Doane University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and most recently Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Her latest play, “Not Too Far Distant,” delves into the real-life journey of a young Nebraskan soldier who helped liberate Dachau. This new work will tour throughout Greater Nebraska through 2025 thanks to a generous Creative Forces Grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Becky’s roots lie deep in rural Nebraska, though she now calls Lincoln home. Her life is nothing shy of an adventure, shared with her wonderful husband Tyler, their awesome children Evan and Quinn, and a lively pack of four-legged companions: three devoted wheaten terriers and one spirited chihuahua mini pinscher rescue named Bruce.