Sara Soderstrom

Associate Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment, University of Michigan

Sara Soderstrom is an Associate Professor in Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. She is the Director of Program in the Environment, Faculty Director for the Undergraduate Erb Fellows Program, and a faculty associate at the Center for Positive Organizations. In her research, Soderstrom aims to contribute an organizational perspective on how society develops solutions to critical global sustainability challenges. She studies how individuals within organizations mobilize others, develop coalitions, and access key decision-makers when they are trying to implement sustainability initiatives.

Soderstrom completed her PhD at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate work at Kellogg, Soderstrom worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and led a business transformation team at Auto Club Group. She holds MSE degrees in chemical & environmental engineering and a BSE degree in chemical engineering from U-M.

Session: Partnerships for Human Purpose and Sustainable Impact

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