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Carrera’s background experience consists of working in the legal department for a public utility and most recently, Carrera was a Legal and Policy Advisor to Commissioner Kimbrel at the Illinois Commerce Commission. During her time at the Commission, Carrera advised her Commissioner on matters such as rate and tariff approval, eminent domain, electric transmission siting, system acquisitions, and Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity applications among other proceedings before the Illinois Commerce Commission. She was also appointed as a member of the NARUC Staff Subcommittees on Critical Infrastructure, Energy Resources and the Environment, and Water. She has completed Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Utilities (IPU) Ratemaking Course and Co-authored Sampling of Methane Emissions Detection Technologies and Practices for Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure in 2019; a handbook published by NARUC-DOE Natural Gas Infrastructure Modernization Partnership.
Carrera is licensed to practice law in Illinois. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyer’s Association where she previously held a Board of Directors position. She currently sits on their Scholarship Fund Board and is Chair of their Membership Services Committee.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. (2017)
- Moot Court – Best Petitioner Brief, 3rd place regionals, top 5 nationals
- University of Tennessee Knoxville, B.A. Political Science (2012)