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Forrest Lewis

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Forrest is a Research Associate who joined CEA in 2020 in the philanthropic services practice area.

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 formerly spent a year in The Gambia teaching 7th grade math and computer classes on a Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Traveling Fellowship.

Forrest earned his 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.

Outside of the office, Forrest enjoys visiting friends and family around Northern California and weekend trips to the Sierras to ski, climb, hike, and find beautiful vistas to string up his hammock.