Forrest Cox

Forrest Cox

Class of 2023

I am driven to be part of initiatives for improving and strengthening economic mobility for communities across the country. Professionally, I have worked towards this mission through policy development, business growth, and analytical research.

Currently, I am a second-year MBA candidate at the University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business, with my studies focused on finance, and I was selected as a Toigo Fellow. Over the summer I interned with Nike, Inc in the Global Express Lane finance team supporting Nike’s global supply chain. Prior to Ross, I supported a nationwide beneficiary program called Lifeline, which provides access to phone and internet services for low-income families and individuals as directed by the Federal Communications Commission. I conducted data analysis for program management and developed the program’s outreach to Native American communities in Indian Country.  Prior to Lifeline, I supported Cherokee Nation’s government relations and economic development efforts. I started my career interning in the federal government, first in the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and then with the National Economic Council in the White House.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan – Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.  I am a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and currently reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my wife Kelcie and our Xoloitzcuintli. I am also a former lacrosse player for the Haudenosaunee Nationals Lacrosse team.