Bria LaVorgna was once called a “noted Doctor Aphra scholar” on Twitter and honestly… they weren’t wrong. In addition to her day job, she is a freelance writer with bylines on StarWars.com where she writes about Star Wars comics amongst other things in the galaxy far, far away. Her essay work has also appeared in the back-up pages of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars: Age of Republic, Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, and Star Wars: Age of Resistance series.

A science fiction and fantasy nerd since before she can remember, Bria joined Tosche Station as a staff writer back in 2012 and now serves as the blog’s Managing Editor. For the site’s podcast network, she cohosts the Kanjikast (a podcast looking at Star Wars from an Asian point of view) and the Vongcast (a retrospective podcast about the New Jedi Order series). She also formerly ran the geek fashion blog White Hot Room which regularly features the nerdy gear she incorporates into her daily life along with some of her original geek-inspired designs.

Bria lives in the Washington DC metro area and regularly laments both rent prices in the nation’s capital and people who stand on the left side of escalators. She is a member of both the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion and spends a good number of her weekends volunteering with both groups. When she’s not working, she’s probably working on something else. Or playing video games and having her heart broken by yet another BioWare man. She’s also really sad that she hasn’t been able to pilot a jaeger yet.