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.

Cristela Jones:

https://twitter.com/stelaaa_29

https://www.instagram.com/crristelaaa/

Timestamps

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

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