|12th First Lady of Puerto Rico|
January 2, 2009 – January 2, 2013
|Preceded by||Luisa Gándara|
|Succeeded by||Wilma Pastrana|
Luz Eufemia Vela Gutiérrez
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Alma mater||Goucher College (B.A.)|
Inter American University of Puerto Rico (J.D.)
Luz Eufemia Vela Gutiérrez[note 1] —better known as Lucé Vela— is the wife of former Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño. She was the First Lady, a position she held while her husband was in office from 2009 to 2013, and the mother of triplets, María Luisa, Guillermo Luis and Luis Roberto.
Vela obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor concentration in French from Goucher College in Baltimore. She later obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
First Lady of Puerto Rico
Vela began her tenure as First Lady of Puerto Rico after her husband, Luis Fortuño, was sworn in as Governor in 2009, following the 2008 general elections. Her charitable work involved education, family values, and women's health.
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