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The Star Sitdown | Episode #20 – Cristela Jones (University Star Life & Arts Editor)

The Star Sitdown | Episode #20 - Cristela Jones (University Star Life & Arts Editor)

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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