Class of 2017
Phillip’s childhood was dominated by trips to the aquarium, zoo, and any museums within driving distance. These institutions shaped his mind and imagination and now he is working as a science illustrator, educator, and museum preparator to inspire new generations with his art. Phillip is an avid naturalist and birder, having spent the remainder of his childhood outdoors camping and hiking. As an adult, he is a participant in (and advocate for) numerous citizen science initiatives, including: the Xerces Society Monarch Count, the California Coastal National Monument Black Oystercatcher Project, FrogWatch USA, CT Eagle Watch, and the Audubon Backyard Bird count.