Jen Petke


Jen loves the learning and cultural connection gained through travel, having visited more than 40 countries, and is a dedicated yoga and meditation practitioner. Her most recent assignment was managing all facets of opening Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s new community center and campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she calls home.

Jen is a big-picture thinker and detail-oriented project leader, supporting organisations in furthering their vision, strategy, programs and culture. She began her career as a grant writer for several national nonprofit organisations.  She spent more than a decade serving as a learning design specialist and project manager for Celemi, a Swedish-based consultancy. She has supported complex logistics for clients spanning multiple continents, including Airbus, Motorola, IKEA, and British Telecom. Prior to that, Jen was a co-founding partner of Innospace, a first-generation social lab focused on building cross-sector networks to advance social innovation and entrepreneurship in the Nordic region. 

Jen graduated with BA degrees in History and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.