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Meet National Aquarium's
CHRIS NGUYEN

Careers - Chris’s Story
 Unexpected Opportunity
Chris’s Story
Unexpected Opportunity
Chris was on track to be an electrical engineer before deciding it wasn’t for him. Still interested in complex machinery, he applied for his current role on a whim. Chris loves the technical aspects of his job and is taking advantage of the Aquarium’s tuition reimbursement program by pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering.
Careers - What Chris Does
 Manager Of Life Support
What Chris Does
Manager Of Life Support
Chris starts his day at 7:30 AM—the Life Support Team’s early shift. Upon arriving, he walks through the pump room and checks for anomalies in the water filtration system. Chris often works with Aquarium curators after lunch, providing assistance with the equipment and water system needs of the exhibits.
 
 
“The environment of the Aquarium is really unique. There aren’t many people who can say they see turtles and seals swimming around when they step outside their office.”
 
“The environment of the Aquarium is really unique. There aren’t many people who can say they see turtles and seals swimming around when they step outside their office.”
 
 
“Even though I live in a city and get enveloped in my day-to-day responsibilities, working at the Aquarium reminds me that there’s this whole other world out there. It keeps things in perspective.”
 
“Even though I live in a city and get enveloped in my day-to-day responsibilities, working at the Aquarium reminds me that there’s this whole other world out there. It keeps things in perspective.”