Hispanic First Lady of Texas
By Christine Bolaños She spoke to LATINA Style Magazine
Cecilia Abbott wears many hats: a rich history as an
educator in several Catholic schools, a granddaughter
of Mexican immigrants, passionate philanthropist,
loving wife and mother. When her husband Greg Abbott was
elected Governor of Texas in 2015 she made history as Texas’
first Hispanic First Lady —- a groundbreaking milestone she
hopes all Hispanics, especially Latinas, can be proud of.
about how her Latina roots helped shape the
woman she is and equipped her with the
tools to set an example for women throughout
the Lone Star State.
“As Texans, we are all connected. We are
all family,” she says. “This is especially true
among Latinos, and something I learned
from a very early age.”
The Texas Governor, First Lady and Audrey
and dogs Oreo and Pancake gather for their
2015 Christmas card family photo. Photos
courtesy: Office of First Lady Cecilia Abbott.
10 www.latinastyle.com LATINAStyle Vol. 24, No. 3, 2018