Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection invites you to join them on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:00 PM, at West Chester PA Borough Hall, 401 East Gay Street, Room 240, to participate in their program: Our Forests in an Era of Climate Change – Adaptation & Mitigation Strategies.
The talk will be presented by Philip DeSenze, Climate Change and Landscape Scale Conservation Coordinator, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service.
Phil began his Federal service in 2012 as a Presidential Management Fellow and regional planner for the USFS State and Private Forestry in the Northeastern Area, located near Philadelphia. After converting to the position permanently in 2014, he was named Climate Change Coordinator for the Area, where his work focuses on planning for large landscape scale conservation and climate change. He has completed details for the USFS Office of the Chief’s Climate Change Advisor developing a national Adaptation Services Framework for State and Private Forestry, and as a Legislative Affairs Specialist (2013), Regional Media Officer (2015), and Colorado Capitol City Coordinator (2015) in the Region 2 External Affairs Office. He also completed a detail at the White House Council on Environmental Quality as Deputy Associate Director for Climate Preparedness.
Phil earned his degrees at The Ohio State University-a B.A. in Political Science and dual Master’s between the School of Environmental and Natural Resources, and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He previously worked as senior legislative aide to the majority floor leader in the Ohio House of Representatives, as the Governor’s legislative liaison for the Ohio Lottery Commission, and as Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the White House Initiative for Tribal Colleges and Universities at the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Phil currently lives in Media with his wife Kristina, dog Maggie, and cat Sophie.