From the Stage to the Lab: Savannah Masters ’24 Spotlights Ocean Microplastic Research

May 10, 2023, Nick Neumann

Although initially set on a career in acting, Savannah Masters pivoted after taking a high school environmental science class. Now at USC, she’s dedicated to research and communications efforts that address the challenges caused by climate change. Through her coursework in the USC Environmental Studies Program, she’s found exciting opportunities to work with women scientists to study microplastics in our local environment and our oceans. Outside of the classroom and lab, she leverages her creative background as the social media director of the Environmental Student Assembly and co-host of the USC student-led Eco Alarm Podcast. In the video, Savannah shares a key message: just about anyone can get involved in efforts–either big or small–that spark positive change for our planet.