Cristela Jones is a journalism graduate student in the master’s professional track at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with her bachelor’s in Electronic Media and a minor in Spanish from Texas State University in summer 2021. While there, she worked as a life and arts reporter and editor for the University Star and a social media contributor for KTSW 89.9. She’s interned for the San Antonio Current and more recently, KUT’s the Texas Standard. Her work has also appeared in UT’s Reporting Texas and she’s participated in some extracurricular programs outside of school like Bloomberg’s Journalism Diversity Program in New York and NPR’s Next Generation Radio program in San Antonio. She’s expected to graduate in December and hopes to work in either central Texas or New York.