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