"Being New Mexican means one is part of a vast diversity of people. It is respecting heritage and preserving culture with integrity. What I love about New Mexico is the sense of community. I have encountered many people who have told me that they took dance classes with my great grandmother and that their grandkids now dance. I love the diversity of talent in New Mexico as well and the respect New Mexicans have for that talent. We can unite New Mexico through showing how similar we all are and showing that each of us has something to offer as well."
(Photo by Christopher Michael Roybal)