Pat Satterstrom is a doctoral candidate in Management at Harvard Business School. Her current lab projects explore people's perceptions of teams, creativity in teams, and communication in multilingual groups. Her field work examines how customer and front line staff perspectives can be used to change organizational structures and services, particularly in health care. Pat is very interested in understanding how to improve collaboration and participation in complex, diverse, and under-resourced settings.
Pat received her A.B. cum laude in Psychology from Harvard College in 2004. As an undergraduate, she was a student fellow at the Center for International Development and an intern at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Kennedy School of Government. After graduating, Pat studied and worked in Korea for a year on the Yenching fellowship. She was then a Teaching Fellow at Harvard College for the Psychology of Leadership and Positive Psychology courses for which she was awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. She also worked as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and as an intern at Insight Partners, a conflict management firm. Prior to starting the Management program at HBS, Pat was a Research Associate, assisting with research and cases on globally distributed teams.
Pat enjoys martial arts and has a black belt in Taekwondo. Outside of work, she spends time sailing, swimming, and playing in the park with her husband and son.