Jana Strain, E.I.T., M.A.Sc.



I have sought out and thrived in challenging situations, from competing professionally as a world class freediver, to directing the business operations of a multi-million dollar company, and then changing career paths to study mechanical engineering. I pursued engineering work opportunities in both the public and private sectors as well as opportunities focused on gaining hands on product design and machining experience.

I am a passionate and driven individual who believes in being direct, honest, and transparent. I am motivated by problem solving, breaking new ground, and embracing challenge. In my free time, I like to design and build projects. Currently, I am building a house and previously I custom camperized a cargo van.

Work Experience

Camosun College, Victoria, B.C. Sessional Instructor 05/2018-Present

Shelter Overland Van Co, Victoria, B.C. Project Manager 10/2017-Present

Wade Energy, Pleasant Hill, CA (remote) Energy Consultant 11/2017-03/2018

Focal Engineering, Victoria, B.C. Energy Analyst 03/2017-10/2017

University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Graduate Researcher 01/2015-04/2017

University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Machining Assistant Coop 09/2014-01/2015

USNR, Parksville, B.C. Technical Support Coop 04/2013 - 08/2013

BC Transit, Victoria, B.C. Fleet Engineering Coop 09/2012 - 12/2012

Teck Metals, Trail, B.C. Maintenance Engineering Coop 01/2012 - 04/2012

Vanguard, LA, CA Director of Business Operations 04/2005 - 01/2010

Premier Events, LA, CA Manager 12/2001 - 09/2005


Graduate: University of Victoria, B.C. 05/2015 - 04/2017

Undergraduate: University of Victoria and North Island College, B.C. 09/2010 - 12/2014

Public Speaking & Volunteer Experience