Katie Jarek



Katie’s membership as an Associate for Peace Alights Initiatives (PAI) comes from her passion to use her experiences and education to make her corner of the world a better, kinder place. She facilitated our 2022 strategy retreat with the Board of Directors and continues to volunteer as business strategist for PAI.

Katie received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Masters in International Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid. Although from Wisconsin, Katie has lived and worked all over, making herself at home in Finland, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Michigan, Spain, California, Fiji Island, and most recently in Colorado. She works as a strategy consultant, with professional experience in project management, continuous improvement, workshop facilitation, training and development, and managing remote teams.

Katie has a long history of investing in the development of others, including tutoring students in Spanish, leading a Toastmasters Speaking Club as the VP of Membership, coaching professionals preparing to take their Project Management Professionals Exam, and currently as the Women’s Affinity Network Lead with her current employer which enables her to mentor 50+ women in early stages of their careers. She takes pride in helping others grow.

When not working, sleeping, or volunteering, Katie can be found cooking, reading, working out, or planning trips. Sports she enjoys in her mountain home in Colorado include hiking, biking, open water swimming, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and camping in both summer and winter. Katie loves spending time with her family in California and Wisconsin and visiting friends around the world. She believes that quality time with the ones you love is one of life’s most precious gifts.