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Rosalie Luo




  • Mark Zbaracki
  • Wren Montgomery


Rosalie is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Sustainability at Ivey Business School. Her research interests lie at the intersection of organizational theory, social and environmental issues, and collective organizing. She mainly uses in-depth qualitative methods like ethnography to collect in situ data on how organizations engage in sustainability, particularly in the face of conflict. Most recently, she conducted an ethnography of one of the oldest regenerative community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States. She has researched the cognitive foundations of sustainable wine producers in North America. Her interest in inequality and organizations has also motivated collaborative research on the effects of corporate statements on employee-wellbeing and performance.


  • BS. (Honors) Program in the Environment & Earth/Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, 2020

Research Interests

  • Organizational sociology
  • Community-based organizing
  • Environmental justice and inequality
  • Regenerative agriculture


  • Hoffman, A., Lee, S., Luo, R., Mikulski, D., and Steketee, A. “Neste: Fueling the Future of Transportation,” April 27, 2020. WDI Publishing
  • Senior honors thesis (B.S.) with Dr. Sara Soderstrom: “Technologies and Strategies in Biological Circular Economies”


  • Battling Magic: Maintenance and Enchantment at Biodynamic CSA, Ivey Sustainability Academy, 2022
  • Biodynamic in California: Organizational Cognition and Learning with Complexity (with Wren Montgomery), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Virtual, 2022
  • Technologies and Strategies in Biological Circular Economies, Food, Justice, and Society Conference, University of Michigan, 2019

Awards and Honours

  • Brock Scholarship Recipient (2020-2024)

Relevant Professional or Academic Experience

  • Co-chair of Sustainability PhD Community (July 2020-Aug 2022)
  • ONE PhD Student Team (Aug 2021-Aug 2022)
  • Host of SustainaBold, an interdisciplinary sustainability podcast (June 2020-Sep 2021)


(anticipated completion 2025)

Ivey Business School

Rosalie Luo

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