12th February 2020
It’s great to share the news that former student, Phillip Green, has recently been selected by NASA to serve as a Solar System Ambassador!
Phillip left Carmel in 2010 with A Levels in Philosophy, Computing, Politics and Psychology. He progressed to The University of Liverpool to study Sociology, before returning to Carmel to complete his teaching qualification. In addition to this, Phillip gained a Masters degree in Urban Planning from The University of Liverpool.
After moving to the U.S. with his wife, Philip has worked as the Planner for the village of Woodridge just outside Chicago, Illinois. He has worked on lots of exciting projects including co-ordinating outreach for the 2020 census.
Phillip is one of only 1000 people worldwide to have been chosen for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ambassador Program. There is clearly lots of competition for this fantastic opportunity. Applicants are selected based on presentation experience and motivation as well as ideas for community engagement events. Phillip will receive exclusive training on NASA missions from astronauts and scientists. He will work to create events in the local community that are really engaging, especially as they will offer information and excitement about real missions that explore our solar system.
“I can’t thank Carmel College enough for everything they did for me when I was there. One thing I think you take for granted is the fact that Carmel puts no limits on you. You really are made to feel like anything is possible. Working with NASA has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. 2020 is a really exciting year to start volunteering as a Solar System Ambassador. I’m looking forward to putting together some really fun presentations and activities on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and the 2020 Mars Rover. This is a phenomenal opportunity, and I fully intend to make the most of it and be active in the community.”
We’d like to congratulate Phillip on such a fantastic achievement and wish him the best of luck for the future!