Forrest received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Family History-Genealogy in 2020. He recently finished a 1-year internship with the Family History Library on the Nordic Research team, where he refined his Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish research skills. Before that, he also interned with the Norwegian Emigrant Museum in Ottestad, Norway and the Chester Fritz Library special collections at the University of North Dakota. Forrest loves the Norwegian language and culture and studied it for two years in college. He reads and writes Norwegian and reads Swedish and Danish. When he is not researching, he can be found chasing his baby daughter around, playing the piano, juggling, or watching TV with his wife.