Philip Lawson

Vacant Land Stewardship Intern

Pronouns: he/him/his
Philip Lawson is now in year two of the Master of Social Work program at The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. While pursuing this degree, he is opting to concentrate on Community, Organizing and Social Action curriculum. He is also earning a certificate in Human Service Management from the school. Prior to being a student intern for Grounded Strategies, he has been a fellow for Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems. This allowed him to intern with Homewood Children’s Village at Pittsburgh Faison K-5.

Before gathering first-year experiences in Pittsburgh, he received an undergraduate education at The University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky – gaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In his home state of Kentucky, he has volunteered for numerous food pantries in lower-income, rural spaces, and volunteered with general contractors to make transformative home and roof repairs at no cost to the respective homeowner.

When he’s not studying, Philip enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, disc golf, and camping.