Prospera Laron Panes oral history interview and transcript
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AuthorPanes, Prospera Laron
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
Prospera Panes was born in Baguio City, Philippines in 1951. She completed her education through university in the Philippines, and then worked as a military nurse there as well. In 1985 she immigrated to the United States with an agency that placed Filipino nurses like herself in American occupations. Her husband, who did not originally immigrate together as a dependant, had a harder time and had to wait for seven years before joining her here. Prospera first arrived in Secaucus, New Jersey and stayed there until the year 2000 when she moved to her current home in Houston. She worked at the Methodist Hospital briefly before changing to her current job as a staff nurse at Michael DeBakey Medical Center.