2022 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows
Ann Hewitt, Collections Fellow
Ann Hewitt is a Lois F. McNeil Fellow at Winterthur Museum Garden and Library where she is pursuing an M.A. in American Material Studies through the University of Delaware. She previously was a Summer Fellow at Historic Deerfield. She has worked on archaeological excavations in Cyprus, Italy, Kazakhstan, and on the East Coast of the United States. She has also interned at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum in Hadley, Massachusetts, and for the North American Archaeology lab at the American Museum of Natural History. Ann received her B.A. in Ancient Studies, and Anthropology with a Nexus in Museums, Archives, and Public History from Mount Holyoke College in 2020.
Ellie Renshaw, Collections Fellow
Ellie Renshaw is graduating from William & Mary in spring 2022 with a B.A. in Anthropology. She previously interpreted archaeological collections and excavation methods to the public with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. As a proctor at the Sir Christopher Wren Building of William & Mary, she led recruitment outreach and created training materials for the school’s Historic Campus. Ellie also worked with the Division of Research Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities. She anticipates entering graduate school in the fall of 2023.
Estrella Salgado, Academic Programs Fellow
Estrella Salgado is an M.A. student in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, where she is also completing the Museum Studies graduate certificate. She works as an art handler at the U-M Museum of Art and as a docent at the U-M Museum of Natural History. In previous summers, Estrella has created a lesson plan on girls’ and women’s athletic wear at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, written about an international student who hid in a church attic for nearly four years at the Bentley Historical Library and designed an online exhibition about a Sanskrit epic for the Hatcher Graduate Library. Estrella received her B.A. in History with a minor in Museum Studies from U-M in 2021. Her thesis was on museums and department stores in the Progressive Era.
Jack Weaver, Curatorial Fellow
Jack Weaver is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at West Virginia University, currently in his third year. He has researched the experience of slavery and conflict on the Ohio Frontier in the American Revolution, as well as the role of German immigrants and immigrant communities in North America during the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution. Jack earned his B.A. in History from the College of William & Mary in Virginia in 2017, and while an undergraduate, interned in Colonial Williamsburg’s historic tailor’s shop through William & Mary’s National Institute of American History and Democracy. After graduation, and prior to starting graduate school, he worked as an English Teaching Assistant in cooperation with Fulbright Austria and as a Historic Interpreter for the Old Fort Niagara Association in Youngstown, New York.