Forrest Meyen is an American engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor. His passions all involve some form of life support system. He applies this concept broadly in his work which encompasses research in traditional aerospace life support systems such as space suits and oxygen production, and to his interests in precision agriculture and coral aquiculture: vital components to the life support of planet Earth. Forrest is a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, developing technologies to enable an enduring human presence beyond the planet Earth. The topic of his PhD thesis is the process monitoring and control of the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE), a payload that will eventually travel to Mars aboard the Mars 2020 rover. In 2013, Forrest earned his Masters of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT through the design and construction of a robotic exoskeleton to be used for space suit research and development. Prior to studying at MIT, Forrest combined his passions for engineering design and biological systems by earning bachelor's degrees in both mechanical engineering and in biological engineering from the University of Missouri.