Philip supports Oceana country offices through campaign strategy consulting and leading peer-to-peer learning initiatives. He also assists the scoping and launching of new country offices.
Before joining Oceana in May 2018, Philip was an officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts, managing efforts in China and the Philippines to adopt shark conservation measures through public and private sector campaigns. Prior to that, he spent seven years at SeaWeb, advancing the marketplace for a seafood industry that is socially and environmentally responsible. Other positions he has held include China program officer for Conservation International and senior outreach coordinator at RESOLVE (a leading public-policy dispute-resolution organization).
Philip speaks Mandarin Chinese along with conversational Russian and Spanish. He holds a M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in East Asian Studies from Guilford College. Additionally, he served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Vladivostok, Russia. He is a current advisory board member to the Seafood Summit, the world’s premier conference on seafood sustainability. Philip is an avid tennis player and regrettably infrequent longboard surfer.
Location: United States