Thomas Phillips - Development Officer

Thomas has ten years of experience in the non-profit world, with a focus on fundraising and communications. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a BA in English, he spent time teaching English in Beijing, China before earning an MA in International Affairs and Asian Studies from George Washington University. At GW, he researched water scarcity and other issues at the intersection of environmental degradation and public health. He was drawn to Health In Harmony’s community-led approach to conservation and planetary health. In his free time, Thomas enjoys cooking, playing and listening to music, and checking out the many fine local businesses in the fair city of Milwaukie, Oregon!

My favorite HIH story: I love this graphic introduction to Planetary Health from The Lancet. It helped me understand a broader definition of “health.” This is a must-read for anyone interested in how Health In Harmony protects fragile ecosystems by helping vulnerable people find sustainable livelihoods.