Michael David Philips – Mongolia: Land of the Eternal Blue Sky
Over the last five years David has advised components of the National Institutes of Health on IT strategy and data quality management while pursuing a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology at the University of Maryland. En route to the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, David stopped in Mongolia. He showed slides of urban and settlements. Buddhism has been an interest of David since 1983, and therefore he visited their Mongolian sights. He was also interested in the local food and sampled everything, In addition to his “culinary detour” he was interested in Mongolian history, nature, and humanity. He attended Rotary makeup meetings in Thailand and Melbourne, Australia.