Being from the pre-emergence generation, Stella was described as being in her fifties.
Life as a relationship counsellor
Before she was found by the Next, she was working on her ideas in private, on scraps of paper.
One of the brightest of her generation, at the Grange she became one of the leading thinkers on cosmological evolution.
Earth West 1,217,756 and the silver beetles
In 2058, Lobsang, who was living in Earth West 1,217,756 at the time under his identity of George Abrahams, discovered that an extraterrestrial race named the silver beetles by the kid who discovered them was increasing the rotational speed of this world by building a giant Dyson motor.
On January 2059, they boarded the USS Brian Cowley and took a tour of the world, the day now reduced to twelve hours, and witnessed the progressive destruction of the local lifeforms as they couldn't cope with the shorter days.
When the reached the footprint of New York, the militaries explained that weapons and nukes didn't work on the beetles and there was no way to stop them.
Stella took this opportunity to step up and told the assembly that this world was doomed and that the only way to save the other worlds from meeting the same fate was to shut this one from the inside but at a cost.
Marvin, surprised, frowned and asked if she was thinking about Stan Berg, a young Next living in Miami West 4. Stella replied that he was the strongest of all of them since he could use the soft places just after seeing the other Next do it.