Natacha Jones


As Interviewed by Liam Green Musselman, March 10, 2017
"A few hours later we found a bullet shell in my parents bedroom, and so of course panic set in, and through the walkie-talkies they informed my father and the other UN employees that we had to evacuate as quickly as possible,and we had to pack our bags very quickly and we did just that."
Natacha Jones

Introductory Profile: Natacha's stressful life

Natacha Jones was originally born in Congo, around the time of the upheaval with Belgium. Her father worked with the United Nations, an organization devoted to the utmost preservation of peace and prosperity. Because of her fathers position, her family was able to receive messages (through the walkie talkies that every United Nations employee at the time had), alerting them of potential danger in their home country. One day, Natacha Jones and her siblings found a bullet shell in their parents bedroom, a result of the spontaneous skirmishes popping up all over Congo. Through the walkie talkies her father was alerted to evacuate the country as soon as possible. After a few weeks of fleeing around Congo, her family made the hard decision to move to a small, rural town in France. They lived there for quite some time, although Natacha Jones, her siblings, and one other family were the only black people in the rural town in France. She always felt out of place, and was often teased for not being able to do tasks that the French children found easy, but she found difficult, like skiing. Eventually, she approached the point in her education of going to college. She had the choice of either to go to a prestigious preparatory school, or to go to college in America, along with her older sister. After attending a preperatory school for a few months, she decided to come to San Marcos, Texas for college, and took up a career in education. She is still teaching 1st graders at the University of Texas School to this day