Alessandra (Ale) Carreon is a licensed chemical engineer and LEED accredited professional (AP) with a professional background in environmental consulting and engineering. She currently works with Ford Motor Company's Global Supply Chain Sustainability Conflict Minerals team to support public disclosure of conflict minerals within the company's supply chain. Ale graduated with a BS in chemical engineering with a focus in environmental engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 2007. Ale earned her MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2014 and is pursuing her passion for eco-preneurship and social enterprise in southeast Michigan.
Ale served as chair and past chair of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Emerging Professional National Committee (EPNC) in 2012 and 2013, respectively. She is a member of the USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter (DRC) Board and works with the Emerging Professionals (EP) Committee to grow Detroit's local green economy. Ale and the DRC EPs organized the first-ever Detroit Better Block project in 2012 and 2013 and developed the Detroit Green Map. She is also an elected director (2011-2013) and Programming Chair (2013-2015) for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) national Environmental Division. Ale co-founded her neighborhood association's sustainability committee in Detroit, where she serves on the board as well.