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
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."

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?

Chinese railroad workers
Andrew J RussellU.S.

Chinese Railroad Workers Who Helped Build The US Were Almost Forgotten


20 Million Strong: Stories Of Unsung Asian American Heroes

Students at Stanford
Getty Images / Justin SullivanU.S.

When It Comes To College Admissions, It Pays To Be Rich

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

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