Rigoberto was born in Guinez, Havana, Cuba,
which is located close to the northernmost point of
the island and not much more than
60 miles south of Miami, Florida, USA.
He subsequently emigrated to Spain in 1970, when his parents decided that
Fidel Castro had been up to no good for far too long.
He entered the United States in 1973 through the Miami International
An amazing feat this; having traveled twice across the Atlantic Ocean,
all to end up only 60 miles from where he started.
On March 1982, the U.S. government deemed him good and
made his citizenship official.
Surprisingly, the process did not manage to eradicate his ability to
speak in Spanish.
After graduating from high school in 1985, he proceeded to wander the world
by way of visiting several academic institutions.
Of special note is a brief visit to Israel during 1994,
in which he managed to
learn a few words in Hebrew
and learned a love for hiking.
Any further language lessons will be greatly appreciated.
Rigoberto met Amy Wesolowski while at the University of Pennsylvania.
She kindly agreed to marry him at the Princeton University Chapel
on October 1999. In a post-feminist gesture she became
Exactly 5 years later, their son, Rigoberto E. Hernandez was born.
A better anniversary present could not have come.