Stellar holds a double B.A. in Linguistics and Religious Studies from Pomona College, and came to the TGDP with several years of linguistics research under their belt. While an undergraduate, they spent a semester living and traveling in India, Nepal and Tibet, where they researched the relationships and roles of Tibetan, Hindi and English in the Tibetan exile community of Dharamsala. Back in the States, their senior thesis research focused on the phonetics and phonology of falling tones in Luganda, a Bantu language spoken in Uganda. After a few years in Northern California post-graduation, they moved to Austin in 2012 to pursue their dream of music; when they’re not working at the TGDP, they can be found freelancing as a project manager, managing a website or two, and playing acoustic indie folk music all around Austin.