Alessandra Carreon (Ale) is currently a Senior Associate for ENVIRON, an international environmental consultancy, where she manages air quality permitting, modeling, environmental site assessment, and compliance projects.
Ale lives in Detroit. A licensed professional engineer, Ale is committed to eco-preneurship and is passionate about environmental sustainability. As an MBA candidate at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, Ale eagerly looks forward to applying her passion for sustainability in the economic revitalization of Detroit. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2007 with a degree focus in environmental engineering.
Ale is active in community outreach and development. She is an elected director for AIChE’s national Environmental Division and elected chair of the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) Emerging Professionals' National Committee. Her latest outreach project involved the organization and execution of Detroit's first-ever Better Block.
Prior to moving to Michigan, she also served as a forest steward for one of Seattle Parks and Recreation's urban forests and as a carbon coach to promote city climate change awareness with the City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability. She was awarded Mentor of the Year in 2011 by the Washington State Department of Social Health Service's Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration Mentoring Program.
Ale is part of AIChE's first-ever Green Task Force to organize more sustainable meetings, with a lower environmental impact. The launch of the greening initiatives will be at the 2012 Pittsburgh Annual Meeting.
She enjoys running, Muay Thai boxing, traveling, cooking with fresh and local ingredients, planting trees, reading and surfing.