Meet the Team

Cat Sandoval

Culture Reporter

Cat Sandoval is a reporter focused on stories involving diversity and inclusion, especially those spotlighting Asian American people and issues. Before joining Newsy in 2017, Cat owned a boutique production company in New York City whose clients included Mashable, NBC and the New York Daily News. She also created and hosted an NBC series called “Take Back,” with the aim of dispelling stereotypes about Asian Americans. Cat is a former president of the Asian American Journalists Association in New York and an avid kickboxer.

  Recent Work
A registered nurse, has hand sanitizer applied on her hands after removing her gloves.
Associated PressSci/Health

Health Care Workers Demand More Personal Protective Equipment

Nurses at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center participate in a vigil in Los Angeles
Associated PressSci/Health

Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Gender Pay Gap

Denver distiller Austin Adamson creates hand sanitizer.
Dave FrancoSci/Health

How Small Businesses Are Pivoting In The Coronavirus Pandemic

A COVID-19 testing site in Stamford, CT.
CNN NewsourceU.S.

Advocates Want The President To Stop Using The Term 'Chinese Virus'

Chicago's Vaughn Occupational High School
Ben SchamissoSci/Health

How Are Parents Handling School Closings Amid Coronavirus Concerns?

Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Hampton wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against the coronavirus
Andrew ShaferSci/Health

How Firefighters Prep For A Coronavirus Outbreak

Beijing, China: A health worker checks the temperature of women
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Businesses Abroad Are Dealing With The Coronavirus Outbreak

People at a work meeting
Video BlocksBusiness

How Can U.S. Businesses Handle Coronavirus Concerns In The Workplace?

Chicago Chinatown
Madeline CarlU.S.

Coronavirus Fears Slow Down Chinatown Businesses

Job seekers line up at Indeed's job fair in D.C.
Jeff WickBusiness

Jobs That Cultivate Diversity Are On The Rise, But Problems Persist

Graduate students protests against NLRB's proposed ruling in downtown Chicago, Nov 2019
Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW)U.S.

Should Schools Consider Their Grad Students Workers?

Workers discussing project
Video BlocksU.S.

California Law Is Increasing Gender Diversity In Boardrooms

Person typing on laptop
Video BlocksU.S.

Trump Administration Scaling Back Remote Work For Federal Employees

A person holds a sign that reads, "Fight For $15."
VideoblocksPolitics

L.A., NYC and D.C. To Hike Minimum Wage to $15 in 2020

Women during the Women's March in D.C.
Megan SmithWorld

Report: Global Gender Equality Is 100 Years Away

Woman browsing online.
Video BlocksU.S.

Looking For Seasonal Work? Here's How To Avoid Being Scammed

Work colleagues meet at a coffee shop.
Video BlocksU.S.

Study: Men Are Promoted More Often Than Women Early In Their Careers

Matt AnzurU.S.

Chicago Teachers' New Contract Addresses Student Homelessness

Young people collaborating
VIdeo BlocksU.S.

How Can Gen Z's Digital Expertise Change Work-Life Balance?

Chicago Public School teachers strike
Matt AnzurU.S.

Chicago Teachers' Strike Highlights Student Homelessness

LGBTQ demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court
Getty Images 

Fate Of LGBTQ Workers In 28 States Hinges On SCOTUS Decision

Madeline CarlSci/Health

CRISPR Cure For Sickle Cell May Be Slowed By Black Patients' Mistrust

Sen. Bernie Sanders at Native American presidential forum
Getty ImagesU.S.

2020 Candidates Spotlight Cases Of Missing Native American Women

Congresswomen at a press conference
Getty ImagesPolitics

How Racial Slights Impact Women Of Color In The Workplace

Facial-recognition technology
Getty ImagesTech

ICE's Use Of Facial Recognition Tech Could Threaten Women Of Color

Man grasps rainbow flag
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Cultural Norms Make It Hard To Come Out As Gay To Asian Parents

An unidentified man stood in front of tanks during the Tiananment Square Protests. He is known as 'Tank Man.'
Associated Press / Jeff WidenerWorld

'Tank Man' Photographer Reflects On Tiananmen Square Photo

A woman braids another woman's hair.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Should Black Hair Braiders Be Licensed Professionals?

Man dresses as a Chinese Railroad Worker at the 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Dave FrancoU.S.

What Does It Take To Rectify The History Of Chinese Railroad Workers?

Kenny Wong, A Chinese Railroad Worker Descendant
Dave FrancoU.S.

How Do You Honor Your Ancestors When They've Been Erased From History?