Sarah Ohlhorst, M.S., R.D., is Senior Director of Advocacy and Science Policy for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), as well as a Registered Dietitian. She has numerous responsibilities at ASN, which include development and implementation of government relations initiatives, coordination of public affairs and science policy activities, and liaison to various ASN member groups and allied organizations. Ms. Ohlhorst oversees the development of ASN’s science policy-oriented documents, ensuring they appropriately reflect ASN’s scientific and policy views as well as the current state of the science. She provides leadership on grants and cooperative agreements that ASN maintains. Prior to joining ASN, Ms. Ohlhorst was a Research Scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists where she gained significant project management experience, primarily on contract work with RTI, International and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the areas of food safety and food defense, receiving the CFSAN Director's Special Citation Award for her work. She is co-author on numerous peer-reviewed publications, and is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, Institute of Food Technologists, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Ohlhorst graduated with distinction from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in 2001 and a master’s degree in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in 2004.