Philip is a technical lead for data and digital development initiatives. He is part of IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact.
His work includes implementing and developing products that support capacity development for data-informed decision-making practices among leaders and public-serving institutions. Philip also supports several units across IREX as a research specialist focusing on data ecosystems, social network analysis, and social impact evaluation.
Prior to joining IREX, Philip served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia from 2015 to 2017, 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 workshops for unemployed 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.