NCFR Recognizes Rachel Arocho for Student Excellence, Potential in Family Field

Rachel Arocho

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is proud to recognize Rachel Arocho as the 2017 recipient of the NCFR Student Award, which is given to an NCFR graduate student member who has demonstrated excellence as a student and shows great potential for contributing to Family Science.

Ms. Arocho is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Science at Ohio State University. Ms. Arocho completed her bachelor's degree in Family, Consumer, and Human Development at the Uintah Basin Regional Campus of Utah State University and her master's degree in Human Development and Family Science at Ohio State. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her research agenda on the marital expectations of American adolescents and young adults. Her dissertation focuses on developmental and historical changes in marital expectations, specifically the interplay between expectations for marriage and for divorce and uncertainty that young people may express when thinking about marriage.

In her letter nominating Ms. Arocho, Dr. Claire Kamp Dush writes: "Rachel is extremely talented, motivated, and hard working and is poised to make important contributions to research at the intersection of adolescent development and Family Science."

Ms. Arocho will be recognized for her achievements at the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida.

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