As of September, OS will have a new faculty member in its ranks. Sara Soderstrom, (PhD,Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) studies how individuals within organizations mobilize others, develop coalitions, and access key decision makers when they are trying to implement sustainability initiatives. 

Sara will hold a joint appointment with the Program in the Environment and will be teaching one of the program’s core requirement courses – ORGSTUDY 410 – Advance Research Methods as well as special topics courses on business, leadership, and the natural environment. Sara is no stranger to the UM, having completed her BSE and MSE in the UM College of Engineering and, most recently, completing a post-doc at the Erb Institute in the School of Natural Resources and Engineering.