Welcome to another episode of The Star Sitdown. In today's episode out guest is Cristela Jones. Jones is a Texas State Senior and the current Life & Arts Editor at The University Star. In today's episode, Jones and I discuss her transition to Life & Arts Editor, being Black and Hispanic, and her upbringing in San Antonio.
This episode was edited by Podcast Contributor William Rose-Hines
The Star Sitdown is a weekly podcast hosted by Podcast Editor Kim Davis Jr. highlighting interesting people and topics throughout the Texas State and San Marcos community.
0:00 - Intro
1:30 - Who is Cristela Jones
3:25 – How Cristela ended up at the Star
7:26 – Working at the Star during the pandemic
11:51 – Cristela’s upbringing
13:30 – Figuring out Cristela’s race
18:22 – How Cristela ended up at Texas State
20:34 – Cristela’s transition to Graduate School
24:56 – Cristela’s accelerated High School program
31:18 – Being a Black Editor
33:41 – Career in journalism