Makayla Smith, an undergraduate student in MSU’s Department of Sociology, has rejoined the SSRC’s Gender Impacts Lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant during Spring 2023 through the ADI-ORED Undergraduate Research Scholars program. Makayla is being mentored by Drs. Mary Read-Wahidi and Kathleen Ragsdale, and her position is supported by an initiative of the Office for Research and Economic Development (ORED) and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI). The ADI-ORED Undergraduate Research Scholar program engages undergraduate students in meaningful research experiences in centers through Mississippi State University. Originally from Georgia, Smith is a junior majoring in Sociology.