Ms. Carey began her career with the General Electric Co. in 1980 as an environmental specialist working at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, a naval nuclear propulsion design and training lab. She moved into an environmental engineer role and was responsible for the management and disposal of their nonradioactive hazardous waste. In 1990, she took a position as the Environmental Manager for the Apparatus Service Division, managing environmental compliance for 67 service centers in the US. In 1995 she became the EHS Manager for the Contractual Services business, managing EHS compliance for 60+ power plants globally. In 2001, she joined the Energy Learning Center to initiate the development of online EHS learning for GE.Ms.
Carey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & Environmental Science. She also has a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.