Ashley “Ash” Martinez (email@example.com) is a third year dual degree student pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Global Operations and a MS in Environment and Sustainability with a focus on Sustainable Systems. Ashley is passionate about using sustainability solutions to increase equity and accessibility in the food sector and built environment. Prior to graduate school, Ashley spent 5 years working in strategy and operations consulting at Deloitte Consulting LLP in Seattle, WA. She’s helped Fortune 500 and mid-size enterprise clients across numerous industries (food and beverage, retail, consumer product goods, defence, technology, healthcare, and nonprofit) to improve supply chain and operational performance as well as team dynamics, organizational design, and talent development. She launched and managed the Seattle office inclusion council and designed Deloitte’s national DEI recruiting model. Last summer, she interned with Mars Petcare in Franklin, TN as a Strategy and Customer Development Intern. The previous summer, she interned with MillerKnoll Inc. through the Tauber Institute for Global Operations where she developed an inventory management model for the newly merged organization. She currently serves on the University of Michigan’s President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights and is a Graduate Student intern with the Sustainability team at MDining. In addition, she is a part time Sustainability Consultant with the Impact Collective Group which provides ESG solutions to mid-size companies across industries. For three years, she has been the Program Assistant to the undergraduate program’s diversity education programming and was recently selected to attend COP28 in Dubai as a University of Michigan representative. She earned a DEI certificate from the Rackham Graduate School last year and is pursuing a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. In addition, she’ll be receiving a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development in May 2024. Following graduation, Ashley will return to Deloitte Consulting LLP full time as a senior consultant. She hopes to use her new knowledge and experience to foster community development in all that she does.