Phil is a recent Portland transplant originally from New York. Although he has lived in many cities across the United States over the last decade, he hopes to be able to call Portland home for many years to come. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in History, with a specialization in North African/Maghribi cultural history and a secondary specialization in Antebellum and Indigenous American history.
Phil began his professional life by volunteering for a term of service with AmeriCorps, via New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. He joined AmeriCorps after four years of college, but he grew more emotionally and professionally in two years with AmeriCorps than he had in his prior twenty-two years of life. Even after an additional five years in the non-profit sector and several subsequent years in education, he never lost sight of the impact that the AmeriCorps program had had on him. So he is thrilled to join College Possible as Navigate Program Manager, where he can once again work with AmeriCorps volunteers while also helping rural Oregonian students achieve their collegiate ambitions!
Outside of work, Phil can most likely be found playing guitar with other musicians or alone at the foot of his bed. You may also find him enjoying the outdoors with his fiancée and their dog. Or, on lazy days (which are more numerous than he cares to admit), you might find him playing his Nintendo or his PlayStation, or watching NBA basketball (Go Knicks).