After graduating from St. Anne’s, Forrest attended St. Andrew’s School and earned a prestigious Jefferson Scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where he completed a double major in Cognitive Science and English. He was a member of the UVA Glee Club and won the Head of the Charles rowing race in the College Varsity 4 event in 2012. Currently Forrest is a third grade co-teacher at Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS).
While in college Forrest returned to St. Anne's to talk to students about his volunteer work at Khulula Care For Wild in Nelspruit, South Africa, where he cared for orphaned wild animals of all types and had some interesting stories to tell! Forrest had planned to seek a high school teaching job but an interview with a GCDS recruiter at a UVA career fair caused him to change his plans and led to a job at the elementary school level. He is enjoying teaching in a top notch independent school and hopes to go to graduate school when the time is right.
“My plans for my future and the activities I pursue are not common for people with my academic interests, and are often seemingly unrelated. St. Anne’s was where I learned to be weird, try everything, and discover connections between academics and athletics and the arts that make me a better student, athlete, artist, and citizen. In many ways I have an aversion to meeting other people's expectations, and St. Anne’s was where I started to learn to create my own expectations and make them even more challenging.”