Hi, I'm Philip
Hi, I'm Philip
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photo by  Laura Dart

photo by Laura Dart



Born in New England and raised in California, Philip is a creative strategist for social innovation projects spanning the nonprofit, public, and private sector and is currently located in Austin, Texas.

At the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Philip has worked internationally consulting the Wildlife Institute of India on strategies to link conservation and sustainable wealth creation using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework. He has worked at the University of Texas at Austin teaching through the UT School of Architecture and Faculty Innovation Center and has collaborated with the Center for Integrated Design on human-centered design projects across campus. Philip has consulted for public sector and nonprofit social impact projects in Texas around program strategy and design.

He has participated on numerous business and design case competitions with and was an international finalist at the 2019 Center for Responsible Business Patagonia Case Competition with colleagues from the McCombs School of Business, LBJ School and Cockrell School of Engineering.

Prior to moving to Texas, he sat on the Santa Barbara Philanthropic Roundtable through his role as Creative Director of the Zannon Family Foundation where he directed a $5M sunsetting plan toward rural entrepreneurship and innovation in the high-desert Cuyama Valley of California. He later went on to startup, grow, and direct a social enterprise, Blue Sky Center, as the founding CEO, and designed strategies of rural community revitalization.

When not working you can find Philip strumming his telecaster, adventuring with his dog Louie in his Japanese van, and cooking in the kitchen.

His work on social impact in California has been featured in Medium, Edible Magazine, and Venue Report, Hip Camp’s Journal, and The Changing Times.


MA, Public Affairs University of Texas - Austin, 2020

BS, Environmental Studies University of California- Santa Barbara 2012



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