Phillip is a second-generation immigrant of Chinese heritage. He started building his organization inspired by the rising xenophobia during the Iraq War. Phillip promotes geography education as a mechanism to empower societies, especially those torn by war. He is the president of the International Association of Young Geographers (IAYG). IAYG educates people about geography through student programs, supports youth movements for societal change, and operates “Clubs for Peace”, which aim to foster a generation of “Champions of Peace”.
Nominated by Union High School, Evergreen Public SchoolsAll 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees