Morgan Romano – Miss USA who’s breaking stereotypes and making a difference

13 Mar 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

From educating girls about the importance of STEM programs to supporting efforts to provide free cleft surgery and care, Morgan Romano has been utilizing her reign in the best way to affect change. Morgan took over duties as Miss USA 2022 after Rbonney Gabriel, who was previously Miss USA 2022, was crowned Miss Universe 2022.

Before Morgan was crowned Miss USA 2022, she worked as a chemical engineer in Charlotte. She earned her Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina. It was her passion for science and learning that has now defined her platform at Miss USA.



Romano's main goal is to empower and educate young girls about the importance of women in STEM. “I became Miss USA in February, and I was Miss North Carolina USA prior to that 2022. And my whole goal this year and what I want to achieve is to advocate for women in STEM and STEM at a younger age because that's how we really can start to change the storyline of women in STEM and start to close that gender gap”, Romano spoke.

Romano also works with Project Scientist, a Charlotte nonprofit that works to give girls in Charlotte access to STEM resources. Project Scientist helps girls have access to STEM boxes and stem experiments. It's an after school program, so students who wouldn't be able to have that opportunity in school can get that outside of the classroom.



Romano also works with Smile Train, a nonprofit organization that works globally to provide free and comprehensive cleft care for children. She has also joined forces to host Bowl for a Cause to raise awareness and educate the public about clefts along with Faron Medhi, the current Miss Teen USA. With her current platform, Romano is looking forward to working on her social causes as she reigns as Miss USA.