Where are you from?
I am from Gdansk, a city at the north of Poland close to the Baltic Sea.
What languages do you speak?
Except my mother language – Polish – I speak English, Russian, and Ukrainian. Very soon I will speak Spanish as I am improving it every day studying with other crew when we have free time.
How long have you sailed on E/V Nautilus?
I joined E/V Nautilus at the beginning of the expedition season in April 2017, so it is my first year working here. However it is not the last, definitely!
What are your roles and responsibilities aboard E/V Nautilus?
I am second officer onboard Nautilus (bridge mate / OOW). Additionally I hold the positions of safety officer and medical officer. I am responsible for many things including watch keeping, maintenance of safety equipment, conducting safety drills and trainings, safety familiarizations and for keeping the ship in such a safe condition that everybody can feel at home. As medical officer I am responsible for medical equipment and for first aid treatment if anyone needs it.
What other jobs led to your current career?
To receive my OOW ticket I spent 5 years in University and 1 year of practice as a deck cadet on other ships. I focused on my profession so it is the only job that I have had. I believe it will be the only job in my life as I love what I do and where I am. I am not going to leave Nautilus till I become Captain here so I keep focused and keep working on it!
What are your hobbies?
I love everything what is close to the water! All water activities like sailing, swimming, surfing, diving, wakeboarding. I like also other activities like long distance hiking and backpacking. I love travelling to unknown places to meet and understand new people and their culture. I love good food (cooking as much as eating ;) )
My hobby is also my work as I enjoy every task while working, especially on Nautilus, “the most famous and greatest exploration ship”!