Diane Rucker is the Executive Director at University Enterprise Labs (UEL).
Diane is responsible for all aspects of UEL’s operations, working with early-stage life-science and biotechnology companies to create partnerships to help them grow. Diane also teaches a class at the University of Minnesota on Leadership and Business Basics for Scientists and Engineers through TLI (Technological Leadership Institute).
Diane has extensive experience in business strategy and growth, with leadership roles in innovation, engineering design, product management, and technology transfer. Her experience includes a collaboration with MIT’s Trust Center for Entrepreneurship and broad-based research and business experience around the world, including Europe and the Middle East.
She has an Executive MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She most recently served as the VP of Client Services for Carrot Health. Previously, she held leadership roles with Seagate and General Motors.