Raul De Jesus Cano Chauvell
Raul De Jesus's Story
I left Cuba on Feb 17, 1960 and was bussed to Camp Matecumbe. From there I was relocated to Spokane, WA on June 5, 1962. I attended Gonzaga University for 1 year and then served in the military. Upon my return, I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BS and a MS in Biology, specializing in Genetics. In 1974 I graduated from the University of Montana with a Ph.D. in Microbiology.
I was hired as an Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After 35 years of academic life, I retired and am currently an Emeritus Professor of Microbiology. I recently founded an Environmental Consulting Firm.
I have been married to my wife Pat for 44 years to my wife Pat Patricia Nadvornick of Spokane, WA). I have three children: Monica; Sara and Anthony. All have graduated from Cal Poly with degrees in Business, Nursing, and Biomedical Engineering, respectively.
Life has been good and am grateful to Catholic Charities for their nurturing support, Maristas Brothers for teaching me life long tools and my fellow Pedro Pan friends who helped me deal with life in the US both good and bad).