Title: Senior Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst
Organization: California Public Utilities Commission
Location: San Francisco, CA
Kate currently works on emergency response policy at California Public Utilities Commission’s Public Advocates Office, an independent department within the Commission that advocates for the needs of the public in developing energy, water, transportation and telecommunications policy and regulation. In this role, Kate leads efforts to adopt telecommunications and broadband regulations that aim to protect the health and safety of Californians during emergencies, including wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kate’s work focuses on advocating for policies that support all of California, with a specific focus on low-income, black and brown, tribal, and rural communities.
Previously, Kate worked for the University of California, Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center where she led the development of the Street Story program, a state-funded tool and training program that helps communities collect public feedback on transportation safety. In this position, she also worked on pedestrian and bicycle safety, and road safety on tribal lands.
Kate has also worked in transportation and health advocacy and community engagement. She has a Masters in City Planning and a Masters in Public Health.