Conclusion</li></li></ul><li>About SEA<br />SEA’s mission is to promote evidence-based decision making at all levels of government.<br />Key Programs:<br />Campaign Training & Education<br />SHARP<br />Redistricting<br />Student Programs<br />Led by an accomplished Board of Directors & Advisors<br />
About Camron Gorguinpour<br />B.A. Physics & Astrophysics, UC Berkeley<br />PhD Bioengineering, UC Berkeley [as of May 2010]<br />Created and managed one nonprofit and two public charter schools prior to joining SEA<br />Designed & taught Introduction to Bioastronautics course at UC Berkeley<br />Worked on political campaigns in six states, including as a Campaign Manager for a House of Delegates race in Virginia<br />
Common Excuses for Not Entering Politics<br />3 Top Excuses for Not Entering Politics:<br /><ul><li>It won’t make a difference.
If you need a staff, get a good campaign manager.
Many people will find good ways to use your hard earned money.
Volunteers are essential for most campaigns.</li></li></ul><li>SEA Can Help…sort of<br /><ul><li>As a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, SEA is limited in how it can directly support specific candidates.
However, SEA makes a variety of resources available to all individuals who are interested in learning the nuts-and-bolts of political campaigns.
“Ask an Expert” Service Online</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>America needs more scientists & engineers in elected office.
Scientists & engineers make for highly qualified and appealing political candidates.
Most of the basic information you need is available through SEA.</li></li></ul><li>Contact Information<br />Camron GorguinpourExecutive DirectorScientists & Engineers for America (SEA)Phone: 510.381.3998Email: Camron@sefora.org<br />