About the Team

Project Stardust is made up of a group of almost three dozen Star Wars enthusiasts who met online and became friends.

 

Kelly Lynn

Content Editor

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Kelly Lynn Thomas reads a lot and writes strange fiction in Pittsburgh, PA. She lives with her partner, one dog, one cat, and an-ever expanding collection of Star Wars books, comics, and plushies. Find her on Twitter @kellylynnthomas.

Lisa

Content Editor & Project Artist

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Lisa is a self proclaimed a super nerd who is the love of Star Wars is only matched by her love of Marvel comics and movies, Disney, technology, and her 2 cats. Her day job is working at a fruit stand in the mall where she fixes less than perfect and broken fruits. She spends her free time roaming Galaxy’s Edge or relaxing o the beach.  She lives in Riverview, FL with her husband and two cats, Hermia and Rosie. 

Vicky

Content Editor

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While living in Japan, Vicky watched The Revenge of the Sith in theatres. The love from fans was infectious, and the force grew strong in her heart. She now lives in Wisconsin, collecting fan art, writing, and creating costumes. Her current gig includes raising two little apprentices and a miniature dachshund.

Ciara

Content Editor

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Ciara reads a lot, writes a little, and when she isn’t taking pictures she sells a plethora of books in Kentucky. She lives with a bunch of animals and is finally beginning to fulfil her dream of naming them after Star Wars characters. At work she loves to hide out in the sci-fi section flipping through pages and going on adventures in a galaxy far.

Emily

Design Team

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I came to the fandom in the early-mid 1990s, first via the OT, then the EU/Legends books. I am a devotee of Mara Jade. I love all kinds of SW media: film, tv, video games, books, fanfic, and fan art alike make me happy. I love seeing what independent creators are making in fandom. It’s so inspirational. 

Anna

Socials & Web Team

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Anna’s first childhood memory is watching the trash compactor scene from Star Wars with her father, leading to a lifelong love of Princess Leia & Star Wars. She has been a butcher, charcutier, webmistress, museum educator, & bookseller. Anna is currently going through yoga teacher training & lives in Denver with her 2 dogs. Instagram: @starwarsandsalami

Ash

Web Team

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Hello there! I’m Ash, and my day job is welding. My off-time hobbies include being a technological geek and reading, among a slew of other things. My biggest current project is building a suit of Mandalorian armor to join the MMCC, which has led learning a lot of new skills. My favorite Star Wars characters are Mara Jade and Boba Fett, and my favorite movie is Return of the Jedi.

Jamie

Web Team & Senior Co-Editor, Videos

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Jamie loves uncovering the mysteries of the Jedi and the Sith and she is always looking to learn something new in the Universe. She is based out of Boston, and no, she does not have the accent. Her favorite characters are Rey Skywalker & Enfys Nest. You can find her chilling with her flock of porgs at @jammthejedi. 

Jennie

Web Team & Content Editor

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Jennie is an Engagement Manager for a software firm by day but is a helpful Wookiee by night.  You can often find her organizing something (perhaps a rebellion), consoling comrades who lost friends and family, or dealing with younglings.  In addition, she helps turn her church’s youth from the dark side of the force when she’s not traveling between star systems.  

Sierra

Senior Co-Editor, Shorts

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Sierra works as a professional full time student, and is an aspiring teacher (amongst many other things). When she isn’t busy writing essays, she enjoys pretending to be Padmé Amidala and writing Star Wars roleplay on her free time. She runs a podcast called “A Woman’s Galaxy: Tales of the resistance.” Sierra is a feminist, adventurer, comic book nerd, and lover of all animals. Find her in the galaxy! Her twitter is @not_lyssa and her tiktok is @stvrshine

Lindsay

Web Team

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Lindsay is a big idea specialist and PR pro, a writer, a world traveler, a lover of memes, and a collector of Star Wars t-shirts, art work, books and Funko pops. Inspired by hope, she’s always striving to be a luminous being. Lindsay lives in Metro Detroit with her plants.

Kellie

Web Team

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Kellie first watched Star Wars when she needed something to entertain her as an 8-year-old that was absent from school with the flu. Han Solo was her first crush and even now she insists he shot first. Kellie lived in Japan for several years where she worked as an English teacher but is now back in her native England and is pursuing a career in writing. She loves traveling, reading, and video games, and owns far too many pairs of shoes. You can find her on Twitter at @wistful_skyes

Liv

Content Editor

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Liv is a sci-fi bookstore clerk, Rebel Legion cosplayer and singer. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with her fiancé. She devours Legends and canon content alike with ceaseless appetite, loves engaging in deep lore discussions, and she wants to be a TIE pilot when she grows up.

Staci

Content Creator

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Staci started fangirling in 1977. She’s been involved in some serious fangirling over a variety of stories, artists and bands and can often be found on and along the red-carpet of her favorite projects and attends most Southern California cons. She loves reading, DJing, and fangirling in Los Angeles. For fangirling with a conscious find her on Twitter at @bohemianclassic. 

Rachel

Content Creator

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Rachel was born a Star Wars fan. It‘s influenced her theatre degree, teaching, hobbies, bookcases and friendships (Star Wars puns, anyone?!). She firmly believes rebellions are built on Hope and you should never underestimate a droid.

Angelica

Content Creator

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Angélica loves watching movies, lifting weights, and listening to podcasts when she is not studying for her graduate program. An activist at heart, she lives with her dog and parents in Florida, and speaks in film quotes. Find her on Instagram: @angelica.ru.24

Patty

Senior Co-Editor, Features

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Many moons ago a friend convinced her to watch A New Hope.  This was recognized to have forever changed the course of Patty History. Currently working undercover within the Banking Clan as a member of the resistance, you can follow her and her flock of porgs on Instagram @leveltennerd

Sam

Senior Co-Editor, Videos

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Lee

Senior Co-Editor, Features

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Lee is a public librarian in Southern California. She’s been a fan of Star Wars for most of her life, and that love of the series has manifested itself most often in recent years in her costumes. In 2018 she began working on her first costume for approval in the Rebel Legion Costume club and is now a member of Rebel Legion, the 501st Legion, and Saber Guild. She has a passion for art, as well as reading and writing, and enjoys discussing those passions with enthusiasm.

Barbara

Senior Co-Editor, Shorts

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Barbara has a reputation in her tiny mountain village in California as “That Star Wars Lady”, and she loves it. By day she maintains a modicum of decorum working in Real Estate, but by night escapes to the “Galaxy Far Far Away” with her loving partner Joe and their two pups, Max and Peg.

Lauren

Senior Co-Editor, Activities

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Of the weirdos, By the weirdos, For the weirdos. She believes books can change the world and spends much of her time advocating for a better, more well-read future. She writes creepy stories and heartfelt essays in Los Angeles. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @Paranormalauren.

Alexus

Content Editor

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Hey everyone! My name is Alexus or Lexi, I am a fulltime student in Washington state currently studying Cultural Anthropology and Classical Archaeology. I am your typical history nerd who enjoys trips to Disneyland and hanging with my three dogs. I am a lover of all things original and prequel trilogy Star Wars! My favorites are The Empire Strikes Back and Attack of the Clones. I collect, I bound, and I look forward to continuing to serve the alliance. MTFBWY, always.  

Meaghan

Senior Co-Editor, Features

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Meaghan is a Canadian nerd. She holds an HBA in History with minors in English and Anthropology but is currently employed as a retail Customer Service associate. She became a Star Wars fan as a child in the 90s and her love of the franchise has only grown since then. She currently lives with her cat, her hoard of books, and her many craft supplies. Find her on Twitter @UndyingRaine or on Instagram @immortalraine

Nessa

Content Editor

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Nessa Billock writes professionally for an immigration law office, but their writing expands into fictional worlds at every opportunity. Their love for Star Wars began with The Phantom Menace and has expanded into an intense love for all things Galactic Republic. They live with their wife, three cats, two dogs, and ever-growing library in Ypsilanti, MI. Find them on Twitter @thewitchness.

Bryn

Content Editor

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Bryn is a writer, freelance editor, and lifelong Star Wars fan still desperate for a real lightsaber. Carrie Fisher is her hero, with or without the Leia buns, and after moving from California to Virginia, Bryn finally understands what Rey meant when she said, “I didn’t know there was this much green in the whole galaxy.”

Danette

Content Editor

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Danette (aka Myriai) is a Star Wars loving, Dungeons & Dragons playing, anime watching, book reading being of the female variety.  Outside of Project Stardust she’s a full time pharmacy tech, lover of cats, and the writer/storyboard artist for the webcomic Kitakaze no Yakusoku//Promise of the North Wind. You can find her on Instagram 

Emiilia

Content Editor

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I am the dog mom to a senior corgi mix, and wearing bright colors and polka dots make me happy. I’m a lover of pop culture – I have braved long lines and camping at Comic Con International, and I attended my first Star Wars Celebration in 2019. It is difficult to pick a favorite Star Wars character, but I will have forever soft spots for Chewbacca and Ben Solo. Traveling is always on the brain, especially for concerts and Disneyland.

Ash Ma

Content Creator

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Meg

Editor-in-chief & Founder

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Meg Dowell is a book reviewer and podcaster in the realm of all things Star Wars. Some say her Captain Phasma obsession has gone too far. They’re wrong.

Elena

Design Team & Project Artist

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Elena is an artist, designer, and mom who spends her weekends playing RPG’s, painting minis, and making props and costumes

Stephenie

Managing Editor & Webmistress

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Stephenie spent half of her PhD (Edinburgh) developing her fangirl talents and the other half working on Early Medieval manuscripts. She’s a photographer, art collector, book hoarder, and enjoys talking all things Star Wars (including how Jedi are totally Insular monks). You can also find her dressing up her dog, Poe Tano, as different Star Wars characters. Find her on Instagram & Twitter: @StephenieEloise.

Daniella

Design Team & Project Artist

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Dani Balanga is a self taught digital illustrator from Cebu, Philippines. She cosplays Star Wars characters for charity with an emphasis on resourcefulness by using local materials and learning techniques from Philippine craftsmen to put together each outfit.

She is spending quarantine online while back in her hometown, growing sunflowers for her grandmother with her dog.