Kara Malkowski joined the Mackinac Center team in 1999 and worked both full- and part-time in several capacities including database management, member services and web editing. She most rcently was the operations office assistant who provided back-up phone coverage, sent out welcome packets to new members, managed the Center's email distribution lists and coordinated annual school district FOIAs. In addition to her operations duties, she posted web materials and provided any needed support to the advancement and communications departments.

Prior to joining the Center, Malkowski worked for Marquette University’s advancement department. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in English.