Forrest is an Associate who joined CEA in 2020 in the Philanthropic Services practice area. He supports a variety of philanthropic and nonprofit clients in the climate, land use, and marine conservation sectors, including ClimateWorks Foundation, Sobrato Philanthropies, the Climate Leadership Initiative, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Forrest manages grants for clients focusing on Indigenous land tenure in tropical rainforests and stopping the oil and gas buildout in the U.S. Gulf South.
Prior to joining CEA, Forrest worked as a staff scientist for a small nonprofit in the Peruvian Amazon, where he researched subsistence hunting patterns and assisted with various sustainable development projects. He has worked as an outdoors trip leader in Norway and Alaska and spent a year in The Gambia, West Africa, teaching seventh grade 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. He currently resides in Jackson, Wyoming, and enjoys exploring the Tetons by ski, bike, and foot. His proudest non-professional accomplishment is not missing a morning without coffee since June 2018.