Phillip Andrews; Wildlife Biologist

Phillip with a salmon

2327 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(614) 578-1923

Phillip holding a turtle


- B.S. Kent State University, 2015






Research/Career Interests:

Before college I had a high interest of becoming a wildlife biologist.  While pursuing my bachelor’s degree, I had the opportunity to work with ungulates, herps, fisheries, carnivores, and avian species in numerous locations.  My wildlife work began with research of all of Alaska’s wildlife at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, followed by Bald Eagle and Ornate Box Turtle research at Upper Mississippi National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, and Grand Teton National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Denali National Park wildlife research and management, before working for IWS.

In 2018, I began working for IWS as a wildlife biologist based in San Diego.  My primary project is the West Mission Bay Drive predator management and research in regards to the endangered Light-footed Ridgway Rail.  Additional projects that I’m involved with include predator management on San Clemente Island to protect San Clemente Loggerhead Shrikes and San Clemente Bell's Sparrows, and mountain lion population research in northern California.

In my free time, I enjoy outdoorsmen activities such as fly fishing, hunting, trapping, backpacking, and my livelihood of being a cowboy.  Growing up on horseback, roping and working cattle provided essential knowledge of the nature and is the most important factor of how I realized this is the career that suits me.  This career path will continuously help me grow personally and professionally, and have a profound impact on conservation/preservation.  

Phillip on HorsebackPhillip in the mountains