Christa Gala is both an adjunct professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and the editor-in-chief for Raleigh Magazine. Staff writer Leah Moore spoke with Gala about what it’s like to balance the two, who works for her, her areas of expertise and with whom she’d love to grab dinner.
The Daily Tar Heel: How do you balance being both a professor and the editor-in-chief for Raleigh Magazine?
Christa Gala: It is very, very hard. I mean, I have work a lot. I work a lot at home. But if you have a good calendar and keep things organized, that makes it a lot easier.
DTH: What do you like about being a professor in the MJ-School here?
CG: I love the students. They’re fantastic. They’re really eager to learn and respectful. They’re engaging, and they always participate. I love watching them start as a beginner and grow and learn how to write a story that’s their own. Over the course of a semester, they really change, and you can see it really quickly.