Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021
Rebecca Hoppe '14 is a doctoral student and research assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca Hoppe '14 was awarded the Dean Christine Conaway Graduate Fellowship from Alpha Lambda Delta. She is one of only 26 applicants nationwide to earn a graduate fellowship from the organization.
She is currently a doctoral student in developmental psychology and research assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focuses on the influence of major life stressors on child development and family functioning.
"I am particularly interested in how children adapt and make meaning of parental death, transitions in roles and responsibilities in the family system following this loss, and how this impacts child adjustment," she said. "I aim to study children at various developmental stages to better understand adaptive responses to profound stress and to inform positive child mental health, development and coping."
Hoppe earned a bachelor's in psychology and Spanish from Rider. She was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2011. Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society that recognizes students’ academic success during their first year at a college or university. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has over a million lifetime members and is present on 280 campuses nationwide.