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.

Work Experience

University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Sessional Instructor 09/2018-Present

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

Champion Freediver Team Canada 09/2008 - 08/2010

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

Eco Dive Center, LA, CA Scuba Instructor 08/2006 - 07/2008

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