Photograph by Tom Turner.
Rebecca J. Hopp is a Museum Educator at the San Antonio Museum of Art. A working artist, she is passionate about arts-based education and integration at all levels of learning.
Now living in Floresville, Texas, Rebecca grew up in rural Minnesota. Studying graphic design and advertising at South Dakota State University, she then earned a bachelor’s in Advertising Photography at the University of Memphis and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Texas Tech University.
Rebecca has witnessed first-hand the power of the Arts to engage students in understanding themselves and the world around them. At Texas Tech, she served as Director of the SRO Gallery of Photography while also teaching fine art photography. She also served as a Teaching Effectiveness and Career Advancement Fellow (TEACH) with the Ogallala Commons, using photography to increase community awareness across the rural Great Plains. In 2014, Rebecca was named a Houston Holocaust Museum Warren Fellow for Future Teachers.
For over 15 years, Rebecca has engaged in community education and outreach at the Houston Center for Photography, Literacy Through Photography Manager at FotoFest, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Theatre Under the Stars, and served as the graphic designer for Baker Donelson law firm.