Meet Your Team

The Department of Special Events and its staff have the diverse backgrounds and skill sets that come together to form an expert team that consistently provides the highest level of service, and is committed to the success behind every event at The Nat.

Jenny Sahagun

Director of Events

San Diego Natural History Museum Start Date: 2012
Contact: 619-255-0182

My years of event experience allow me to bring my logistic expertise to your planning process. I love the challenge of exceeding your event’s expectations through communication and attention to detail.


Lucy Poplawska

Events Manager

San Diego Natural History Museum Start Date: 2018
Contact: 619-255-0221

I am passionate about memorable client experiences. My priority is to ensure we make your dream wedding come true while providing exceptional services to compliment you and your guests’ unforgettable night.

Ryan Hammond

Director of Food & Beverage

San Diego Natural History Museum Start Date: 2012
Contact: 619-255-0316

I love to support local craft breweries and craft specialty cocktails that reflect your event’s theme. From champagne popsicles to tray passed wine, I will customize our beverage packages to elevate your event.