Jacqueline Thompson in front of mural in the Grove

The assistant professor of theater looks back on a year packed with key roles on stage and off as she helps lead a relatively young department at UMSL. She’s pictured here in front of a mural of her face that still can be seen along St. Louis’ Manchester Avenue in the Grove neighborhood, where she starred in a Shakespeare in the Streets production in 2013. (Photo by August Jennewein)