As education specialist for the PIE Center, Phillip designs and supports many of the outreach and education programs for the center. He facilitates virtual and in person trainings, as well as develops and evaluates curriculum and outreach material. Phillip received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida and his M.S. in Geography, Global Environmental Change from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He conducted his graduate research in Indonesia, studying tropical peat swamp forests. Phillip joined the PIE Center in December of 2015. Prior to his current position, Phillip led education and research programs with Disney’s Animal Programs and SeaWorld’s Education Department, and worked with an orphan empowerment non-profit in Naivasha, Kenya.