Past Fellows

Los Altos is experiencing a funding crunch and will not be awarding any fellowships for the 2015/16 academic year. Below are our 2013/2014 fellows who worked on alternative dispute resolution in insurance monopolies and empiricism in pedagogy, respectively.



Nick de Domenico

A former insurance adjuster, Nick is a professional mediator based in Vancouver, BC. His mediation service is the second successful business he has started, the previous being a medium-sized insurance adjusting firm. A recognized leader and consensus builder in his fields, Nick has served on the board of both the BC Association of Insurance Adjusters and the self-governing body for BC’s mediators. His diverse record of volunteer work includes lengthy commitments to Big Brothers Association and Union Gospel Mission. Nick is currently on hiatus as a fellow while he relocates; when he returns, he will be working with us on public automobile insurance and its changing role in a neoliberal state.


Philip Freeman

Philip holds a Masters Degree in theoretical physics and teaches grade eleven and twelve physics and philosophy for the International Baccalaureate Program at Richmond Senior Secondary school. A leader in science education, he has been honoured for his teaching work by Ontario’s Perimeter Institute, UBC’s TRIUMF nuclear research facility and the BC Association of Physics Educators, for whom he has served in a variety of board of directors positions, including president. A longtime elder in his church, Vancouver Central Presbyterian, Philip resides in Richmond with his partner, near his two grown children.