Tell us about your work/ research. What kinds of things do you do?
I operate remotely operated vehicles and also work on the design for new ROVs.
What sparked your initial interest in your career?
I discovered ROV systems while in school and got initially excited as it was a way to do interesting work, to see many parts of the ocean, and to travel.
Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?
When asked who influenced me to pursue a career in robotics and technology, I have to say that my parents encouraged me to follow the path of my choosing. Great educators had a huge impact along the way.
What element of your work/ study do you think is the most fascinating?
The most fascinating thing is definitely the technical challenges of working in a dynamic environment.
What are your degrees and certifications?
I graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC in 2003.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include Camping, Kite surfing, and dog walking.
"What excites me about the work is the diversity of programs that are run off of the E/V Nautilus every day. From excited educators getting to talk to thousands of students and interested people all over the globe from the ship everyday, to new and exciting technology on the vehicles helping world class scientists investigate the oceans in new and exciting ways. Working on the Nautilus is a privilege and an honor."
Reuben participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: