We are all stardust

Stardust was founded by Molly Gochman on the belief that we all have unique value to contribute toward a more equitable world.

Our most visible and active projects, investments, and partnerships question systems and cultural norms that exclude and exploit people, and seek to advance a more just society for all.

We subscribe to a process of wondering, listening, and taking empathic action.


Founder and President

Molly is an award-winning activist and artist who aims to bring together the collective experiences of many people for greater understanding. Molly is focused on improving systems and situations that lead to human exploitation. In 2014, Molly created Red Sand Project, a global participatory artwork to raise awareness of vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Gochman earned her B.F.A. in Sculpture at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Chief Executive Officer

Kyle oversees Stardust’s operations and portfolio of projects and investments. For more than a decade, he has lead Stardust’s strategic initiatives, including the organization’s commitment to align its investment portfolio with social justice principles. Kyle currently serves on the boards of directors of the Texas Civil Rights Project and Transparentem, and is a member of the Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking and South Texas College of Law Clinics Advisory Council. A Texas native, Kyle holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D., cum laude, from South Texas College of Law.