Elizabeth Leake is Vice President of the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for HPC in Resource Constrained Environments (SIGHPC-RCE), and adviser to Sustainable Horizons Institute. She was program chair of the Southeast Wisconsin HPC Consortium’s (SeWHiP) Data Symposium 2012, participated on Supercomputing Conference (SC) Communications, Doctoral Showcase and Mentor-Protégé committees and was Deputy Chair of the SC14 Broader Engagement Program. She was invited to participate on the “Careers in Cyberinfrastructure” panel at the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC’16) conference sponsored by the U.S. National Center for Supercomputing Applications where her presentation was titled “How to Recruit & Retain Gen-Y Unicorns.”
She founded STEM-Trek, a global, grassroots nonprofit organization that supports travel, mentoring and professional development opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics scholars from underrepresented groups and regions. Through its NGO platform, Leake is an industry voice and advocate for HPC-curious scholars everywhere.