Meet the Team

Cat Sandoval

Culture Reporter

Cat hails from New York City and now embraces Chicago. She's a reporter, producer, shooter, editor, video journalist and entrepreneur all rolled up in one. She wears many hats with one focus: diversity and inclusion stories. Her goal is to shine light on Asian American stories. When not reporting, you can catch her kickboxing!

  Recent Work
A protest message sprayed in the Long Island City Neighborhood
Getty ImagesU.S.

What Can Other Cities Learn From Amazon And New York City's Breakup?

Courtesy of Liyna Anwar's FamilySci/Health

Journalist's Search For Bone Marrow Match Highlights Lack Of Diversity

Doctor reviews patient options
 Sci/Health

How Doctors' Racial Biases Can Harm Black Patients

Image of "comfort women" activist Kim Bok-dong
Getty ImagesWorld

Beyond The Grave, 'Comfort Women' Activist Demands Justice

Indiana State Rep. Chris Chyung
Madeline CarlPolitics

This Millennial Is Shaking Things Up In Indiana's State Legislature

Video BlocksBusiness

No Sweethearts! Iconic Valentine's Day Candy Not Sold This Year

Boy dances to Baby Shark'
PinkfongU.S.

How Did 'Baby Shark' Swim Its Way to Billboard's Top 100?

Madeline CarlPolitics

This College Student Led Her Own Women's March In Chicago

Andrew ShaferPolitics

Women In Chicago Can March On, Thanks To This College Student

Southwest Airlines Chairman Herb Kelleher
Getty ImagesU.S.

How The Southwest Airlines Founder Revolutionized Low-Cost Airfare

Christmas living room
Video BlocksU.S.

Why The Myth That Suicides Increase During The Holidays Is Dangerous

Restored image of WWI soldiers from "They Shall Not Grow Old"
Warner Bros. PicturesEntertainment

Film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' Breathes Life Into WWI Footage

Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is the first transgender contestant to compete In Miss Universe
CNNU.S.

The First Transgender Contestant Competes In Miss Universe

A man dressed as Santa Claus holds a Christmas tree
Getty ImagesU.S.

Artificial Christmas Trees Vs. The Real Deal: Is One Really Better?

Re-imagining of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" by Jirka Vaatainen
Jirka VäätäinenU.S.

Artist Illustrates Life-Like Disney Characters

Marvel's Shang-Chi
Marvel ComicsU.S.

Marvel May Be Fast-Tracking Its First Asian Superhero Movie

Beverage cups featuring the logo of Starbucks Coffee
Getty ImagesU.S.

Starbucks Will Ban Porn In All US Stores In 2019

Shoppers walk past the Dolce & Gabbana store in London
Dolce & GabbanaWorld

This Ad Campaign Could Threaten Dolce & Gabbana's Bottom Line

Inmate firefighters working on a wildfire
California Department of Corrections and RehabilitationU.S.

Hidden Heroes In California Fire: Inmate Firefighters

Mourners Attend Wake For Police Shooting Victim Stephon Clark In Sacramento
Getty ImageU.S.

Police Violence Is A Public Health Issue, Says National Health Group

Uber app
Getty ImagesU.S.

Uber's Bold Move To Protect Women: Tracking Sexual Assaults On Rides

(1944) Pvt. Moy Doo Pon and Pvt. Lee Ben Hong of the 446th Engineer Company are sworn in for citizenship.
 U.S.

WWII Chinese-American Vets Still Lack US Recognition, 73 Years Later

South Side Diabetes Project Food Tour
Madeline CarlU.S.

How One Community Is Tackling The Diabetes Gap In Its Backyard

AI created painting called "Edmond De Belamy"
ObviousTech

When Artificial Intelligence Creates Art, Who Owns It?

Lani Chan handles a Philippine artifact at the Field Museum
Madeline CarlU.S.

Reclaiming The Narrative: Filipino-Americans Co-Curate With Museum

An old photograph depicts Estrella Alamar with her sisters sitting by a Christmas tree.
Estrella Alamar / Madeline CarlU.S.

One Woman's Attempt To Preserve Filipino American History In Chicago

Man tosses his child in the air.
Video BlocksU.S.

Does 'Dear Abby' Have A Point About 'Foreign' Baby Names?

A scene from "Delano Manongs: Forgetten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement"
Marissa AroyU.S.

How Filipinos Shaped An American Labor Movement In The '60s

Matthew Shepard's mother, Judy, during a news conference 2007.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Some States Don't Protect LGBTQ From Hate Crimes

Supreme Court building at dusk
Getty ImagesPolitics

Supreme Court Justices Can Be Impeached — But It's Only Happened Once