Family/Biography - Ernesto Baca
I was born in Lima, Peru in 1955. I lived in Lima and also in the north of Peru, along the desert coast. I have uncles and cousins in Argentina.
In 1968 the family moved to Alexandria, Egypt. My father worked for an American oil drilling company. I went to Schutz American School, Alexandria, until 1974. During those years we got another b rother and sister. I am the oldest of 7 children. My parents, Miguel and Anita, and siblings, Ricardo, Ana Maria, Elena, Lidia and Alex, all live in the USA. My sister Veronica lives in Spain. A few years after moving to Alexandria my parents moved to Cai ro, while I remained in Alexandria.
In 1974 I went to Troy, NY, USA for college. I attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where I got my B.S. in Environmental Engineering. Also in 1974 is when I first started running and have been running ever since. After four years I decided th at cold weather was nice to visit but I could not really get used to it.
In 1978 I moved to Houston, TX, USA where the weather is mostly hot and plenty humid. I went to Rice University and got my M.S. in Environmental Engineering degree in 1981. In 1980 I met my wife Barbara.
I worked for a few months at Rice University and then worked for Woodward-Clyde Consultants (WCC), an environmental consulting firm. In 1985 I decided to go into business for myself and have been doing that ever since. I am doing business as BAC-GROUND. Most of my work is related to groundwater contamination problems, including groundwater modeling.
In 1988 Barbara and I got married. We have both traveled extensively visiting on the order of 40 different countries. We both speak English and Spanish, and I still understand a bit of Arabic.
I run road races and when I have a good race I can place in the top 10% of the field or so. Barbara is an avid jogger. We have both been skiing regularly in the last few years.
My father, Miguel, died of a lung disease at midnight Dec. 8-9, 1999.
If you would like to know more write me, fax me, email me, call me or better yet let's get together.
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