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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Kate Jackson

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship


BA, The University of Chicago

MA, The University of Chicago

MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Selected Courses Taught

Lake Forest College
  • COLL - ENTP 170: Your Future Self
  • Pitch It 2018
The University of Chicago
  • Guest speaker and various panels, career coach, mentor, fundraiser, strategist
UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Business communications assistant teacher, change management lecturer, mentor, career coach, HR assistant teacher

Professional Experience

For-Profit Experience:

Founder, Bluff Beach Books

Curriculum Developer and Teacher Trainer, Hello Code programming

Manager, Deloitte Audit & Tax

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Human Capital

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Sales Force Effectiveness

Hedge Fund Marketing, JPMorgan Private Bank

Change Management Consultant, Accenture

Second Assistant Director and web lead, Save Me a Seat Productions

Show-runner and website content creator, WTTW

Marketing and Communications, The University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Volunteer/Non-profit Experience:

Bright Sunny Morning Initiative Executive Director

The University of Chicago Alumni Board (elected position)

Gorton Community Center Arts and Culture Council Member

Lake Bluff Public Library Board Member (elected position)

The John G. Shedd Aquarium Marketing, PR, and Guest Engagement Board Committee

The John G. Shedd Aquarium Gala Committee PR, Marketing, and Social Media Lead

The John G. Shedd Aquarium President’s Council Founding Member

The School of St. Mary’s Annual Fund Co-Chair

Lake Forest County Day School Safety Task Force

Lake Forest County Day School Building and Grounds Committee

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Juror

Lollipop Theater Network Board Member

The University of Chicago Reunion Fundraising Chair