Cristela Guerra is an award-winning journalist and arts and culture reporter for The ARTery. She worked for nearly five years at The Boston Globe starting in features and then making her way back to Metro. She’s covered major blizzards, immigration policy, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the mainland, and breaking news around New England. She started her career in Florida logging seven years at The News-Press where she wrote about about local government, education, crime, and focused on stories out of marginalized communities. In 2014, she won a regional and national Edward R. Murrow Award for a two-day series called “A Spark of Hope.” She’s driven to understand people, committed to local stories, and hopes to use the arts as a lens to delve deeper into equity, culture, social justice, and race.