Vol. 24, No. 3, 2018 May/June
Columns & Departments
4 Publisher’s Message
6 Latinas Today: Maria Salinas, Kristi Villanueva, Yvonne Garcia
18 Latina Style Business Series, Dallas, TX
20 Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C.
28 World Travel: Working on your Bucket List: Ancient Egypt
32 Social Media: Instagram Stories Taking Business to Another
Level, By Rebecca Aguilar
34 Latina Letters From the Front! By Staff Sgt. Laura Gauna, USMC
36 A Veteran’s Perspective: By Chief Engineman Hector “Tony”
Hernandez, United States Navy, Retired.
38 Events & Occasions: USHCC, CHLI, HACR, U.S. Coast Guard
40 Las Jefas: Aging Gracefully, By Marisa Rivera
42 About the Author: A Latina’s Guide to Money, By Eva Macias
44 College Beat: By Dawn-Marie Luna, Master’s Degree in Clinical
Psychology, Pepperdine University
46 His View: By James R. Schenck, President & CEO, PenFed
48 ¡Punto Final!: By Nicole Quiroga, President & CEO, Greater
Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
LATINAStyle Vol. 24, No. 3, 2018
Table of Contents
8 Latinas, Time for a Drive!
Trucks and SUVs are the biggest-selling automobile segments
today, however, there are still plenty of exciting choices to be
found in the sedan and smaller utility vehicle market. We took
a closer look at four different autos. It’s your turn to look at
what’s right for you-you can have it your way!
By Sue Mead
10 Cecilia Abbott: Hispanic First Lady of Texas
When her husband Greg Abbott was elected Governor of Texas
in 2015, Cecilia Abbott made history as Texas’ Hispanic First
Lady. Wearing many hats: an educator a granddaughter of Mexican
immigrants, a philanthropist, loving wife and mother, read 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 and the country.
By Christine Bolaños
14Alejandra Ceja’s Passion and Pathway
Responsible for leading the Panasonic Foundation’s investments
in educational equity, Executive Director, Alejandra Ceja advocates
for students by providing educational opportunities through the
Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to break
the links between race, poverty, and educational outcomes
by improving the academic and social success of all students.
Read more on her path to success here.
By Nilda Melissa Diaz
22 Desiree Dávila Linden: 2018 Boston
On April 16, Desiree Dávila Linden became the first American
woman to win the Boston Marathon in three decades. Read
how the Mexican-American runner prepared to make history
and her journey here.
By Mark Holston Pg. 40