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TEDxSanJoaquin - Jose Hernandez - The Importance of Good Parental Values

One of four children, Pacific's own Jose Moreno Hernandez was born August 7, 1962 in French Camp, California.? Today, Astronaut Jose Hernandez is a mission specialist for NASA and resides in (location). Jose Hernandez's journey to the world of NASA did not lack obstacles; Hernandez comes from a Mexican migrant farm family. He spent his summers traveling, and these trips were no vacation. Hernandez, during the spring and summer seasons of his childhood worked on what he referred to as the "California ? Circuit", going from Mexico to southern California in March then, come November, the family worked northward to the Stockton area picking cucumbers and strawberries at farms along the course. During Christmas the family would return to Mexico, and begin the routine over again in the following spring. Hernandez' primary language was Spanish; in fact, he did not learn English until the age of 12. Although the language barrier was an obstacle, Hernandez worked hard and excelled in other academic areas of math and science. Hernandez continued his education attending Franklin High School, the University of the Pacific, and UC Santa Barbara. With hard work and dedication as underlying foundations, Hernandez was able to achieve great heights. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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