Morgan Romano, Miss USA 2022, has a passion for STEM education for children and spends her free time volunteering with Project Scientist, an after-school program that provides a high quality STEM curriculum to young girls.

Morgan is an alumna of the University of South Carolina where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2020. She is an Application Engineer at R.E. Mason in Charlotte, NC.

During her year, Morgan plans on expanding her initiative “Outside the Box”, which provides science kits to classrooms, children’s hospitals, libraries, and to students in need. It also focuses on spreading the message that it is okay to fully embrace who you are, no matter what that may be. Morgan hopes to set that example by wearing the Miss USA crown and being a woman in STEM.


  • I have two rescue cats and one only has one ear.
  • I am a volunteer for Project Scientist and started the “Outside the Box,” initiative to donate science kits to schools, hospitals, and children in need.
  • I was a principal dancer in a youth ballet company for ten years.
  • I attended the University of South Carolina and am a die hard Gamecock football fan.
  • My first job was a barista at Dunkin Donuts.
  • I have visited Walt Disney World over 20 times.