People


Alena Farooq

Associate, GreenLight Detroit

Alena joined GreenLight Fund in December 2019 as the Detroit Associate. Hailing from metro Detroit, Alena earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Business from Albion College, where she served a two-year term as a recent graduate trustee. Following graduation, Alena quickly made her way back to Detroit to join the Quicken Loans Community Fund to focus on educational programming for Detroit Public Schools Community District students. Passionate about economic empowerment and youth development, Alena most recently helped lead Urban Alliance’s expansion to Detroit in 2018, serving high school students in Detroit with professional development and employment opportunities.

Alena’s GreenLight

Thoughtfully addressing a community’s individual and unique needs to create a more equitable space for all.

Meet the rest of the GreenLight team.

Paola Aragon Brown

Senior Associate, GreenLight Charlotte

Chris Bowers

Program Associate, GreenLight Atlanta

Diarra Brooks

Program Associate, GreenLight Twin Cities

Jane Case

Finance & Operations Manager

Jangu Chothia

Staff Accountant

Carrie B. Cook

Executive Director, GreenLight Charlotte