Philip is a technical lead for data and digital literacy initiatives, working across programs and units as part of IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact.
His work includes designing products and supporting programs to advance their capacity in leveraging data and digital tools for meaningful impact. Philip also acts as research lead, specializing in data ecosystems, social network analysis, and social impact evaluation. Through his work he is dedicated to elevating concepts of open, responsible, and ethical use of data to the forefront of data and digital literacy to mitigate the growing digital divide in marginalized communities.
Prior to joining IREX, Philip served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia, where he focused on small business development and youth exchange programs with Project Hope and the Namibian Ministry of Sports, Youth, and National Services. His main work included supporting a savings and lending program in the Zambezi region, facilitating youth exchange trips with the Namibian and Zambian Chambers of Commerce, and facilitating business skills trainings for youth.
Philip received his bachelor of science in economics, with a concentration in quantitative economics, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2014.