Carissa De Young is a marketing and business development strategist at 3M, where she works on internal consulting projects across business groups from healthcare to energy and electronics to industrial. She is passionate about the development of sustainable products that have a positive impact on climate and the community and apply circular economy principles to evaluate product portfolios. Carissa’s past experience includes non-profit management in small business development and microfinance in Ecuador, where she worked with farmers and small business owners to build their business acumen and financial stability. She has also consulted on project to empower growers within the coffee and cocoa value chains. In her free time, Carissa enjoys playing basketball, rock climbing, and teaching a Spanish class for coworkers.