Philip Devereux-Demetriad was raised in New York City where he attended The Browning School from 2nd grade until he graduated in 2008 with honors. He went on to Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee to pursue an undergraduate degree. With a foundational, well rounded course load in the Humanities, Philip pursued a major in International Political Economy and Minored French Studies. His studies focused on the Middle East, specifically the development and security of petrostates, the political economy of the EU, International Development, and International Relations/Diplomacy. While at Sewanee, he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple for two years, gaining an invitation to attend Inside The Times, a collegiate publication conference held by the New York Times, for his journalistic work. He Philip also headed the school’s Model UN team for two years. During his junior year, Philip went to Paris through the IES: International Business & Relations program, studying political and economic integration of the EU and urban development, as well as studying French History at the Institute Catholique de Paris. He graduated magna cum laude in 2012 from Sewanee, and is looking forward to learning as much as possible during his time in DC, while meeting new people as well.
His work experience is varied, including positions in business development at an advertising agency in New York, journalistic work and print media publication, translating internal/external documents from French to English for MSF/DWB, and management in the service industry.