Dr. Sara Soderstrom is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Afterward, Sara worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company before entering graduate school, receiving her PhD from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty there. Sara is with us today to tell us all about her journey through life and science.
Sara studies individual and organizational responses to the ambiguity and uncertainty surrounding sustainability, such as making sense of emergent issues, prioritizing and agenda setting, and balancing multiple goals. She is interested in how corporations engage in societal sustainability challenges and how individuals within organizations mobilize others, develop coalitions, and access decision makers when they are implementing sustainability initiatives.