Huntsman student Ola Abou-Khsaiwan, W15, C15, of Janabiyah, Bahrain, earned a Wharton’s Social Impact Research Award that changed the trajectory of her career. She studied the impact of income-generating projects on women’s empowerment in rural Morocco. This transformative experience motivated her to continue working on research during her remaining time at Penn. The following summer she received the Penn Public Policy Initiative Research Fellowship, and worked as a research assistant with two professors at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Inspired by the power of research, she decided to pursue two theses during her senior year. For her Huntsman honors thesis, she studied the impact of a unilateral divorce reform implemented in Egypt in 2000 on the labor force participation of women. Through the Wharton Research Scholars program, she worked on a paper that attempts to assess the impact of same-sex marriage legalization on the labor outcomes of lesbian women in the USA.