She has a keen interest in soil sciences, which lead her to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for doctoral studies in soil carbon sequestration and movement within British Columbia’s clear-cut soils. Further work in soil sciences in Europe and Canada reinforced Dr. Philip’s belief that soil processes and mechanisms belowground drive aboveground aesthetics and plant interactions.
While active in both research, mentorship and teaching, most recently Dr. Philip has been working in applied soil sciences in industry and community outreach. Dr. Philip is a native of southern Ontario and is a strong advocate for scientific literacy within her community and responsible environmental stewardship.
Dr. Philip also has affiliations with: University of Guelph Alumni Association, University of British Columbia Alumni Association, Belowground Ecology Group, University of British Columbia, TerreWeb, University of British Columbia, CBA, Canadian Botanical Association, SES, Soil Ecology Society, ESA, Ecological Society of America, IMS, International Mycorrhizal Society, GRHC and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.