Gary Dietrich graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California and received his masters degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He was awarded a prestigious California State Senate Fellowship, served as a staff member to the California Assembly and the state Senate, and has worked on campaigns from legislative to presidential. He now serves as a widely-respected, nonpartisan broadcast political analyst and has appeared on state, national and international radio and television. In addition, he is the founder of a highly regarded nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to involve citizens in the public arena and protect the vulnerable. He is an accomplished professional speaker, having addressed thousands of youth and adults regarding the impact of politics, public policy, and government on their lives, their state, and their nation and what they can do to bring positive and effective change.