Joseph Patterson is from Jacksonville, Florida. In 2012, he graduated from Elon University, where he majored in Economics. Following graduation, Joseph participated in Teach for America, teaching Geometry to high school students at David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas for two years. He also coached the Varsity Soccer team during his time as a teacher. During his 1L summer, Joseph took classes towards his MBA at Notre Dame, while also working as a research assistant for Professor Tor. Joseph enjoys wakeboarding, soccer, and reading in his spare time.