"Being New Mexican means having pride in our state, despite the negativity, and striving to change public perception. I love our sunsets, food, people, stories, views across the state, four seasons, and the many different cultures that have combined to form our own culture. I think we can unite New Mexico by focusing on the positive and capitalizing on the positive things that make us a great state. Too often, we don't capitalize on opportunities as a state to bring success to our residents, and as a result, it spins into a negative. Tasting success will allow people to support each other much easier."
(Photo by Christopher Michael Roybal)