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Sarah Kostanski

Doctoral Student: Leadership/Organization Studies

Manning School of Business

Research Interests

Creativity, curiosity, emotions, qualitative and mixed methods


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Framingham State University


Sarah Kostanski is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Business Administration program. She formally worked as a technical program manager at UMass Lowell in the Industry Partnership and Economic Development office, helping life science/biotech industrial partners access the expertise of research faculty and centers. Prior to that she was at Northeastern University working to connect chemical engineering and bioengineering students with industry as a co-op faculty member. She started off her career as a product development engineer at a medical device contract research/manufacturing organization. She is a co-author on patents ranging from an endoscopic tool connector, polymeric implant delivery system, and cannula attachment tool. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University.