Phil joined DMC after graduating from Lafayette College with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a M.S. in Robotics Engineering. In college, Phil played rugby, acted in theatrical performances, and was an active member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He once also built a combat robot with a couple of friends and competed with it at a national level. Nowadays, Phil enjoys playing board games, cooking, homebrewing, being outdoorsy, and running long distances.