Elizabeth Michalka

Marketing Content Manager

Elizabeth Michalka


Before joining Caktus, Elizabeth worked in-house as the Web & Interactive Project Manager/Producer at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. For nearly three years, she managed strategic domestic and international digital marketing projects. She also filled the roles of blog and web content editor, SEO strategist, marketing email producer, and mystery solver.

Elizabeth worked at Duke University for a total of 10 years in internal communications and marketing. She approaches all her work with the firm belief that projects are about people and that communication, collaboration, and positive relationships are key to success. Before becoming our Marketing Manager, Elizabeth enjoyed working at Caktus as a product owner and was impressed with the caliber of talent that surrounded her. With her institutional knowledge and strong teamwork skills, she now helps to share the Caktus story through various marketing channels.

Prior to working at Duke, Elizabeth was an award-winning newspaper reporter at The Wake Weekly. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also studied Slavic languages, literature, and history. Why Slavic studies? Elizabeth is a first-generation American, and her parents are from the former Czechoslovakia. She loves Prague, and highly recommends that everyone go there!