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2019–2020 Jackier Prize Winners

About the Winners

Rachel Heibel

Rachel Heibel is a second-year BA student majoring in art and design with an intended minor in sustainability. She likes to work in many different mediums, her favorites being ceramics, photography, and digital art. Many of the topics she has been investigating have to do with human interaction and our impact on the planet. Rachel is a studio assistant in the ceramic studio at U-M and has been able to learn much more about the ceramic process through this position. In her free time, Rachel enjoys yoga, running, and being outdoors. 

Read Rachel's artist statement for Rethink Plastic.


Estrella Salgado

Estrella Salgado is a third-year student majoring in history with a minor in museum studies. Her career goal is to make museums and libraries more welcoming and inclusive spaces, so she is working on increasing student engagement through the Kelsey’s Student Advisory Group and the William L. Clements Library’s Development Committee. Estrella is also a docent at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, where she would be happy to walk you through a cow eye dissection.

Read Estrella's essay, "Color, Power, and Spoons: An Ancient Roman Beauty Tutorial”


Anna Southon

Anna Southon is a second-year student in the LSA honors program planning to major in public policy and minor in environment. In her free time, she works to catalog a different kind of collection (dragonflies) in Dr. Erika Tucker’s lab and enjoys exploring the museum collections on campus and in Chicago. She found out about the Jackier Prize through the History of Disaster course taught by Professor Douglas Northrop.

Read Anna's essay, "A Papyrus Letter from the Past"

Victoria Thede

Victoria Thede is a third-year student from Washington, DC, double majoring in history and art history. On campus, Vic does art history research, serves as a student advisor at the Kelsey Museum, and helps manage the investment fund of the TAMID Group. In her free time, she loves to check out new art museums and explore Ann Arbor with her friends.

Read Victoria's essay, "I Would Never Practice Magic ... It’s Not Kosher!"

Jaymes Walker

Jaymes Walker is a second-year at the Stamps School of Art and Design. He has a passion for archaeology and frequently combines this passion with his artistic endeavors.

Read Jaymes's artist statement for Trans Goddess.