Phil Lu is currently a Fish and Wildlife Biologist Training Specialist in the Applied Conservation and Policy Branch at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). He focuses on producing courses related to conservation policy and regulations, land and wildlife management, communications, and partnership building.
Previously at Defenders of Wildlife, he implemented projects related to wildlife conservation on federal lands, low-impact renewable energy development, and climate adaptation. He has also served as a USFWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellow (DFP) where he worked on urban affairs in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
He holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, a Master in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Brandeis University. In 2022, he received the Achievement Award from the the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Career Development Mentoring Program for High Performers.
He lives in the District of Columbia with his partner and enjoys cooking, meditation, composting, and traveling to national parks and monuments.