Catarina R. Fernandes joined Goizueta after completing her PhD in Organizational Behavior at Harvard University. Her research looks at how status, power, and leadership emerge in teams in organizational contexts, and how they influence behaviors and team performance. She is particularly interested in how potentially contrasting experiences of status across the different groups and contexts people belong to affect their self-perceptions, behavior, and interactions with others.

Fernandes also holds a PhD and MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Nova School of Business & Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work experience includes general management consulting and human capital consulting, in both Europe and the United States.


  • PhD in Organizational Behavior
    Harvard Business School
  • MBA
    Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
    NOVA School of Business and Economics