About Us

STARtorialist curates and shares astronomy and science-themed products, supports small women/minority-owned businesses, and contributes to STEM outreach efforts. Learn more about our mission.

Emily Rice and Summer Ash co-founded STARtorialist as an astro-fashion blog in late 2013. After three years and two conference posters about the blog, with encouragement from Debbie Kovalsky, we featured a showcase booth in the exhibit hall at a research conference in January 2017. Partnering with Kelle Cruz and ScienceBetter Consulting in January 2018 we launched our first pop-up retail BOOTHtique. After ten conference BOOTHtiques in 2.5 years, we are finally live with our online shop!