Ms. Bola brings experience in conducting research on topics ranging from religion and social inequality to culture and politics.
She has designed and implemented pilot surveys and in-depth interviews, as well as contributed to reports. Notably, as an undergraduate student, she authored an academic book chapter on the relationship between social capital and religiosity. Ms. Bola holds a BA in sociology with a minor in religious studies and critical and cultural theory from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining PRRI, she served as a research intern at the Pew Research Center and the University of Chicago. Through her work in Chicago, she began a continuing project on the sermons and identity of African American women who preach in urban areas.