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1999 - Phillip Woolley

Monday, June 23, 2008   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Mitchell
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Phillip graduated OC in 1999 and is currently working as an educator with Hyland Christian School in Broomfield, CO.

Degree(s)? B.A.

Major? History

What are you most known for? Living abroad in Thailand and China and teaching

What is your true calling? Foreign Service Officer, Politics

How'd you find this calling? Through my travels overseas and living as a U.S. Expat

What is your biggest personal or professional achievement so far? Being an Athletic Director and commissioner of the Front Range Christian Athletic Association

What is your proudest moment? Helping tsunami victims in Thailand

What is the biggest professional or personal hurdle that you've overcome? Leaving everything familiar to me, and living in a new culture at another part of the world.

What is something people should know about you that is not on your resumé? I have worked in Golden Gate State Park, as a Trail technician, and have have coached rugby, swimming, volleyball, basketball, and track and field.

Life's motto? Don't ask, just eat.

Your inspiration? Christian brothers and sisters around the world have greatly inspired me in my walk in life.

Teamwork or fly solo? I tend to fly solo, when I've left my team behind.

If you woke up tomorrow and had to start a new career, what would it be? Press Secretary

How do you plan to self improve? Learning new skills to further my career, possibly graduate school in Foreign Relations, Foreign Policy, and travel the rest of the world.

What advice do you have for future generations? Travel, and learn a second language.

Describe yourself in 3 words? Daring, caring, generous

Causes you support? www.savedarfur.org www.enoughproject.org Change the World, It Just Takes Cents

How do you spend your down time? Reading, watching movies, playing with my nieces and nephews, and staying as young as possible.

Passions and diversions? Music, listening playing and watching.Books, learning new languages, eating ethnic foods, watching, just watching.

Stress relievers? One of my favorite movies I could watch over and over again.Traveling, and getting lost.

What's next for you? Hopefully passing the Foreign Service Test, and working my way towards becoming a U.S. Diplomat

What are you working toward? Becoming a Diplomat

How will you make your mark? Working for my country that I love, and hopefully making a difference in someone's life.



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