The Team

Ship Location

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Rachel Gaines

Argus Pilot
Monterey Peninsula College

Rachel has tried a few different avenues such as studying music, working in wild land firefighting, and studying marine biology. However, after an internship on the E/V Nautilus in 2011, it became clear that becoming an engineer was the direction she truly wanted to go. She is now a returning Argus pilot who is working towards her electrical engineering degree at Monterey Peninsula College. 

Rachel received a bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music from the College of Santa Fe in 2009. She is now working towards a degree in Electrical Engineering and will be transferring in the Fall of 2014.


"I love working on the Nautilus because I constantly get to learn new things about science and technology while being at sea with individuals that are leaders in their field."