Senior Director of Advocacy and Science Policy, American Society for Nutrition

Sarah Ohlhorst PortraitSarah Ohlhorst, MS, RD, 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, including development of government relations initiatives, coordination of public affairs activities, and service as a liaison to various ASN member groups and allied organizations.

Ms. Ohlhorst oversees the development of policy-oriented documents, ensuring that they appropriately reflect ASN’s scientific and policy views, and provides leadership on grants and cooperative agreements. She is co-author on numerous peer-reviewed publications and a member of the American Society for Nutrition, Institute of Food Technologists, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).

Ohlhorst graduated with distinction from Virginia Tech with her bachelor’s in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise in 2001 and her master’s degree in 2004.



MS, Virginia Tech
BS, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech