Nada Boualam, C’17, W’17

Why should you do research as an undergraduate?

At Penn, I was able to take part in various research projects ranging from neuroscience to health policy. Undergraduate research allowed me to explore my many interests, learn about myself, and get familiar with the process through which we advance knowledge. Business students are particularly well-positioned to conduct relevant research with direct applications to our society. I am currently a doctoral candidate in health economics, a path that I discovered and chose thanks to the research opportunities and connections I made at Wharton. I can safely say that my research experiences at Penn were instrumental parts of my journey and taught me to harness my creativity and curiosity and be more resilient, both in my academic and personal life.