Ola is a junior researcher at the Center for Lebanese Studies. She graduated with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry from the Lebanese American University. She worked as a fellow teacher with Teach For Lebanon for two years in rural areas where she taught underprivileged children. After her fellowship, she continued working as an education mentor for three years to support, guide and inspire the new fellow teachers in their teaching experience. Currently, she is working on her thesis for her MA in Education-Leadership and Management. Ola’s thesis topic focuses on the effectiveness of non-formal education programs including the psychosocial support which is provided for Syrian refugee students. Her interest in research emerged from her belief in its power to change the education system positively and thus leave a collateral impact on the society. In addition to refugees’ education, she is interested in topics that focus on minimizing the education gaps and gender inequities specifically the Lebanese women’s right in nationality and full citizenship.