Born in Mexico, Norma Hartell (she/her) and her family moved to the United States when she was only seven. While being raised in the US/Mexico border she gained an interest in learning about her roots. In 2010, Norma graduated from NMSU with BFA and graduated with an MA in Anthropology in 2016 where she focused on highlighting the visual arts of Southern NM. On May 26, 2015, she listed Chope’s Town Café and Bar on the National Register of Historic Places. Norma is the founder of Murals of Las Cruces project and also works as a City of Las Cruces Museum Curator.