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Rachel Gaines

ROV Pilot
Undergraduate
Monterey Peninsula College

Rachel Gaines has had an eclectic professional and educational background. Rachel earned a Bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music and then worked for three years as a wildland firefighter in California. While onboard E/V Nautilus as an engineering intern she discovered her strongest passion, engineering combined with discovery. Rachel currently works as an Argus Pilot and her favorite part of the job is learning how to solve technical problems when they arise.  

Rachel Gaines graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 2009 with a degree in Contemporary Music. She is currently pursuing an Electrical Engineering B.S./M.S. from Monterey Peninsula College and will transfer next Fall to an undecided college to focus on robotics.

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