Philip received a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and majored in Biochemistry. He was rostered in the Department of Biochemistry. Philip completed his first lab rotation in Dr. Edward Chuong's lab in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. He completed his second lab rotation in Dr. Karolin Luger's lab in the Department of Biochemistry. Philip completed his third lab rotation in Dr. Daniel Larremore's lab in the Department of Computer Science. For his fourth lab rotation, he worked with two other IQ Biology students and Dr. Colin Campbell was their advisor. Philip left the program in 2019.