Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission on January 25, 2011, by Governor Jerry Brown. Commissioner Sandoval has worked as an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law since 2004. She previously served as Undersecretary and Senior Policy Advisor for Housing with the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency from 2001 to 2004. She was vice president and general counsel with Z-Spanish Media Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and was the Director of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities for the Federal Communications Commission from 1994 to 1999.
Commissioner Sandoval was an associate with Munger, Tolles & Olson from 1991 to 1994. She earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Master of Letters in political science from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.A. from Yale.