Patricia Flynn

Position: Director of National Mission Solutions

Patricia Flynn is the Director of National Mission Solutions at Northstrat. Patricia’s department supports the Intelligence Community providing software applications using best practices for development, security, and operations (DevSecOps). She has experience in Agile Project Management and a strong interest in ground applications, end-to-end engineering, and integrated mission solutions. This year will mark Patricia’s fifteenth anniversary working at Northstrat, where the people and amazing team inspire her to engage, grow, and achieve more every day.

Determined and always intrigued by a challenge, Patricia pursued electrical engineering after being told that it was the hardest type of engineering. Undaunted by her female minority status in a male-dominated STEM environment, Patricia started her career in EE 101. She designed her first circuit and was immediately hooked, graduating with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!). Naturally inquisitive with a passion for continuous learning, Patricia earned her Postgraduate Diploma in Business from the University of Leeds while living in the United Kingdom. She began her Northstrat career as a Senior Systems Engineer, quickly advancing to a leadership position.

In her spare time, Patricia regularly volunteers for her children’s PTA and youth sports leagues, and she can often be found cheering her children on at their various sporting events. Patricia’s oldest daughter is a VT grad and civil engineer, and she has a son majoring in Business at the other USC (University of South Carolina), while the two youngest teenagers are still active at home. Born and raised in California, Patricia enjoys relaxing at the beach or the lake, making wonderful memories with her husband and family.