Phillips recently graduated from Harvard College in Government with a particular interest in public policy affecting women. She wrote her senior thesis on abortion activism and policy, in which she conducted original qualitative and quantitative research. She conducted 32 interviews with pro-life and pro-choice activists across the United States and researched the frameworks of 29 organizations. She developed an original data set in which she analyzed the relationship between the restrictiveness of abortion laws and women’s socioeconomic status. In addition, she has volunteered on Democratic Party campaigns and is a member of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. Phillips is currently studying Gender, Policy, & Inequalities at the London School of Economics.