Forrest is an Associate who joined CEA in 2020 in the philanthropic services practice area. He supports a variety of philanthropic and non-profit clients in the climate, land use, and marine conservation sectors, including the Climateworks Foundation, the Climate Leadership Initiative, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Prior to joining CEA, Forrest worked as a staff scientist for a small nonprofit in the Peruvian Amazon where he helped research subsistence hunting patterns and assisted with various sustainable development projects. He has formerly worked as an outdoors trip leader in Norway and Alaska and spent a year in The Gambia, West Africa, teaching seventh grade math and computer classes on a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Traveling Fellowship.
Forrest earned a joint bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University in 2017. As an undergraduate, he participated in a semester study abroad program on the comparative politics of climate change in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia and published an award-winning thesis quantifying daytime leaf respiration in temperate deciduous trees.
Forrest’s proudest non-professional accomplishment is not missing a morning without coffee since June 2018.