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Introducing 2023-24 Stamps Welcome Leaders

The Stamps Welcome Leaders program connects students who are new on campus with returning students that can help them stay connected, engaged, and involved in the Stamps community. Each year, trained Welcome Leaders will engage regularly with new students, introducing them to U‑M and Stamps resources and the best of campus culture. Meet our 2023 – 24 Welcome Leaders below!

Portrait of Kelly Conlon

Kelly Conlon, BFA 25

Creative practice: Graphic design and textiles

Hi! I’m Kelly! I am from Traverse City, Michigan and am currently a junior at Stamps. Outside of the studio, I love to be outside with my friends and travel.

Portrait of Ghida Hammoud

Ghida Hammoud, BFA 23

Creative practice: Product development, photography, fashion design

I am dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and personal goals by providing guidance and support throughout their academic journey. Empowering students to reach their full potential, let’s carve out a path as unique as you!

Portrait of Yixuan He

Yixuan (Lucille) He, MDDP degree, Art & Design and Psychology 25

Creative practice: photography, acrylic painting, and installation artworks

I’m a Sophomore at Stamps and a Senior at LSA. I focus on photography and product design.

Portrait of Adrienne Hoffman

Adrienne Hoffman, BFA/​Minor in Entrepreneurship 25

Creative practice: Photography & Digital Illustration

Adrienne Hoffman is a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for photography. She is most recently known for her creative and sports photography. Adrienne is a Stamps Student Ambassador as well as a Welcome Leader for incoming students.

Portrait of Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan, BFA 24

Creative practice: Graphic Design & Painting

My name is Mary, and I love art, especially graphic design, watercolor & oil painting, and collaging! I also love cooking, skating, and taking walks in the Arb with my friends.

Portrait of Grace Kauder

Grace Kauder, BFA 26

Creative practice: Digital Art, 3D Modeling, Oil Painting, Illustration

Hello, my name is Grace Kauder and I’m a current Sophomore at Stamps thinking about concentrating in Product Design, although I also have an interest in illustration! I love learning about all sorts of art forms, and in my free time I also enjoy reading, writing, and being in nature!

Portrait of Ayla Khan

Ayla Khan, BFA 25

Creative practice: 3D artist (ceramics and jewelry focus)

I love working with my hands and experimenting with new mediums.

Portrait of Santana Malnaik

Santana Malnaik, BA 24

Creative practice: Photography, Video, Ceramics, Fashion

My name is Santana! I use she/​her pronouns and I’m a Stamps BA with 2 minors, one in Political Science and one in Social Class & Inequality Studies. At Michigan, my creative practice involves a variety of mediums and I’m an advocate for student needs and community building.

Portrait of Lynn Sabieddine

Lynn Sabieddine, BA 25

Creative practice: Website Design, UX Design, Graphic Design, Mixed Media

Stamps has given me the opportunity to be a part of a new community that never fails to motivate me and push me harder as an artist. I cannot wait to open and share the love in that community to future undergraduates!

Portrait of Jae Sviglin-Krell

Jae Sviglin-Krell, BFA 24

Creative practice: Animation, illustration, painting

I’m a senior here at Stamps going for my BFA, and I create art that tells stories and illustrates the magical moments of everyday life. I’m also a proud mom of a little dog and a large cat!

Portrait of Maddie Vassalo

Maddie Vassalo, BFA Interarts Performance 25

Creative practice: Devised Theatre, virtual reality/​immersive spaces, animation, textiles

I am a sophomore from Washington DC studying Interarts Performance with a minor in CS. I love long walks, fancy pizza, and am currently marathoning all the movies based off of Phillip K. Dick novels.

Portrait of Linsey Wozniak

Linsey Wozniak, BFA 25

Creative practice: Fiber arts

Hello! My name is Linsey and I enjoy being outside and collecting small trinkets. Much of my art practice involves fibers and geometric forms.

Portrait of Lynne Yoon

Lynne Yoon, BFA 25

Creative practice: Digital Illustration, Product Design 3D Rendering

I enjoy working with multimedia, but my main interests are digital illustration, product design, and 3D rendering/​printing. I mainly focus on pop-surrealism and enjoy pushing the boundaries between the real and imaginative. Currently, I am further exploring how to conceptualize dual or complex meaning in my practice(s).

Portrait of Zichen Zang

Zichen (Selina) Zang, BA 24

Creative practice: Digital Fabrication, 3D, UI/UX Design

Hi! I am an international student from China, now taking a double major in Stamps and the School of Information. Besides making art, I love dancing and playing games.