Phillips began working at MIT as a temporary employee in several departments, including the registrar’s office and accounts payable, between 1994 and 1996. She joined accounts payable full time as an accounts payable assistant in 1997 and served in that role until she went on medical leave during spring 2011.
Phillips had a bachelor’s degree in economics from Barnard College and held positions in teaching and market research prior to joining MIT.
She was a loving wife and mother and a valued colleague and friend to many across the Institute. She will be deeply missed.