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Illumina Executive Pat Leckman Joins SD2 Board

San Diego, CA: San Diego Squared (SD2), a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering underrepresented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is excited to share that Pat Leckman, the Chief People Officer at Illumina, Inc., has joined their Board of Directors.

“We’re honored to welcome Pat Leckman to our board of directors,” said Bill Rastetter, founder of San Diego Squared and chairman of the board. “Her wealth of experience, leadership, and commitment to inclusive excellence perfectly align with our mission. I, along with the other members of the Board, look forward to collaborating with Pat and harnessing her expertise to develop the next generation’s innovative, diverse and talented STEM workforce.”


Pat Leckman, Chief People Officer, Illumina Inc.

Pat Leckman joins SD2 with a successful track record for leading workforce transformations, driving business growth, and creating high-impact teams. As Chief People Officer, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s HR strategies and leads teams around the world in designing, contracting, and implementing agreements and joint ventures. She’s transformed different aspects of Illumina’s human resources department and has helped clients with business process redesign, vendor assessment, outsourcing, and transition management throughout her career.


By joining the SD2 board, Pat is excited to contribute to SD2’s mission to transform the future of the STEM workforce.


“The experiences and opportunities that SD2 brings to underrepresented students to advance STEM disciplines are awe-inspiring,” said Pat. “These students are the catalysts in future STEM discoveries, and I’m thrilled to watch the positive impact they bring to the world. I am honored to contribute to the advancement of the SD2 mission and strategy.”


About SD2

At SD2, our mission is to empower tomorrow’s STEM leaders today by connecting underrepresented students to the power of STEM, providing them with access to education, mentorship, and the resources they need to lead tomorrow’s workforce. Contact us to learn more about how we are empowering students to explore careers in STEM.