Sam Mandegaran
Sam Mandegaran is a graduate Production student at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He earned bachelor’s degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Economics at the California Institute of Technology before pursuing graduate studies at Princeton University and Caltech earning a Master’s in Electrical Engineering. He shifted his studies to Film Production after seeing an unfortunate and alarming trend in our society towards a lack of interest and respect for math and science. His primary motivation in pursuing filmmaking is to reverse that trend, to excite our youth about math and science. Sam Mandegaran was awarded a Production grant at USC in 2008 for Play to Win