MAY 2015. Parking at Golden Corral (which
together with Mikata, are my
favorite restaurants, both buffets :O).
Ready to recover from exhaustion, after a long
day in parking lots,... collecting those required petitions to qualify
for the ballot.
MY BACKGROUND: John (Juan)
I ran for
the US Congress in 2002, FL-22. Back then I was living in Hillsboro Beach,
near Deerfield Beach, in Broward.
· I worked 38 years as Engineer, and 8 years as Science Teacher (FL
certified) and university Professor (instructing Modern Physics and Computer
· I do have a Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering (from CU,
Boulder, CO). Finished an MBA with concentration in Accounting (Inter
American U., Caguas, PR). Earned about half of the requirements for a Ph.D.
in Computer Sci. (CSU, Fort Collins, CO). Yet, did not finish it due family
reasons, unfortunately -at that time- I was going through a divorce.
· I am a resident of Stuart. Rather than returning to Wellington, or to
Miami, on my way back from Latin America (2013) I chose Stuart to live. I
loved the city, the bridges, and the beaches. Excellent relocation.
· In Latin America I spent two years, 11 months teaching (National
University of Asuncion, Paraguay) and 11 months traveling (went through 16
countries driving my own car (a Dodge Avenger 2008), from Florida to
Argentina and back. That amounted to 10,000 miles across Central and South
· During my frequent-flying years as Engineer I had visited most of Latin
America (also Europe, Asia, and the Middle East). But no like this, where I
could now stop everywhere I wanted. It was a great adventure! (And it might
say something about taking personal risks, eagerness to interact with
people, and personal character).
Vigo, Spain (
Asso. Industrial Engineering,
Degree received in 1965, 125 Semester Hours
Major: Industrial Machinist (Lathe
and Milling Machine); Minor: Industrial Drafting
GPA equ. to: 3.96 out
of 4; Honors: Suma Cum Laude (passed board with Sobresaliente)
University of Puerto
Rico, School of Engineering, Mayagüez, PR , US (www.UPRM.edu
Bachelor of Sciences in
Degree received in 1974, 117 Semester Hours
Major: Electronics; Minor:
Radars, Antennas and Radiating Systems
GPA: 3.49 out of 4;
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Note: If not because of low grades in English
(a new language for me) I would have graduated Suma Cum Laude.
University , Cagüas, PR , US (
Master in Business
Pending Board Exam for Degree, 1985, 60 Semester Hours
Major: Business Administration,
Accounting; Minor: Taxes and Finances. GPA: 3.67 out of 4
Note: I left San Juan before
the final Board exam (which is compulsory for granting of degree).
University; Fort Collins, CO, US (www.ColoState.edu
Ph. D. in Computer Sciences.
Not finished! 1993-94 (16 credits, about ¼ of credit requirements)
Major: Smart software and
Algorithms; GPA: 3.5 out of 4
Note: Due to divorce, studies
were interrupted in 1994, and accepted offer by LodgeNet (Sioux Falls).
University of Colorado,
Boulder, CO, US (
Master of Sciences in
Degree received in 1993; 60 Semester Hours
Minor: Satellite, Cellular, and Network Protocols; GPA: 3.69 out of 4
JOB-RELATED HONORS, AWARDS:
1 Colorado State Graduate
2 TAU BETA PI (Engineering
Honor Society). Treasurer and Secretary
3 Summa Cum Laude and Magna
Cum Laude undergraduate degrees
granted by Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza "Conde de Fenosa" (
5 Citroen-Peugeot Hispania
C, C++, C#, Java, Visual
C++, SAS, Prolog, Cobol, Fortran, Assembly, ... Oracle, Informix, ODBC
Certification (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Sciences). Eligible till
during 1982-85 and 2011-13 (Inter-American University, PR
Institute of Technology, and National University of Asuncion)
Milling and Lathe
... and CNC programmer.
founder of three microcomputer software ventures (1978, 1986, 1992).
Academic background in
Biological Sciences (uncommon in EE/CS Engineer curriculums).
I do speak English, Spanish (vernacular), Portuguese
for three years (2000-03) traded stocks online intensively, and while
corporate market values kept on falling. Browser provided by
. Exhilarating experience!
COURSES: JIT (Just in Time), SPC (Statistical Process
Control), MRP (Material Requirements Planning), and … many more
courses and seminars.