Alissa Barnes was born in Cuba, NM and has lived in New Mexico all of her life. She’s always loved living in the Land of Enchantment and feels lucky to call it her home. Alissa has always enjoyed writing, and writing about her home state is something that is very dear to her heart. When not writing for I Am New Mexico, Alissa works as a paralegal for a civil rights law firm. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on home design projects, gardening, and spending time with her son, Cohen.