Stella Kelly Millette-Buie is from Natchez, MS and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing and an Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design. She has worked professionally at The Alley Theatre, Houston GrandvOpera, The Houston Shakespeare Company, and Galveston Island Outdoor Musical Theatre. She was a tenure-track professor of design at Eastern New Mexico University and has served as an adjunct faculty member at West Texas A&M University as well as the University of Northern Iowa. Stella has also worked as a director, stage manager, and theatrical make-up artist and hair stylist. She comes to us from Cedar Falls, IA where she has worked for the past four years as a volunteer and guest designer at the Waterloo Community Playhouse. Stella has one husband, two children, and three dogs. She loves to read, travel, and write. She’s proud to be joining the department at Iowa State University.