Daria Baxter Griffith’s research hones in on the intersection of mass media effects and persuasion, with a focus on environmental issues and religion. Daria graduated with merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she earned her M.S. in media communication, and she earned her B.A. from UC Santa Barbara with high honors and a double major in communication and environmental studies, and a minor in technology management. Since graduating from LSE and prior to coming to USC, Daria worked in the communications industry for five years doing corporate social responsibility and technology public relations, specializing in media relations and event management for Fortune 100 clients.