Director of the Program on Risk, Resilience and Extreme Events – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Sherrie Forrest is a senior program officer in the Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events in the Division of Global and Policy Affairs at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides scientific and evidence-based policy advice to the government, states, and foundations. Currently, she leads the community pilot program of the Resilient America Roundtable. At the academy, she has worked with the National Research Council’s (NRC) Disasters Roundtable, the Ocean Studies Board, and the Board on Science Education on projects that include the Roundtable on Climate Change Education, the Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, and the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 Oil Spill on Ecosystem Services in the Gulf of Mexico. She joined the full time staff of the NRC in the summer of 2010 following a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Graduate Fellowship in the Fall of 2009. She obtained her M.S. in biological oceanography from the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, and a B.A. in English from Pepperdine University.