About Rachelle ChongRachelle Chong is passionate about how technology can enable people in their communications, their energy use, and in living healthier lives.
Born and raised in Stockton, California, Rachelle is the first Asian American to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. She has won awards for her forward-looking work in digital television transition, outreach to underserved communities in the changing telecommunications arena, and creating an innovative CPUC state program to fund projects to bring Internet infrastructure to areas lacking broadband access. She is a career regulatory lawyer and a state lobbyist, serving innovative companies in the telecom, Internet, energy, transportation and app-enabled spaces from her office in San Francisco. Her strength is helping companies navigate regulatory and legislative arenas successfully to achieve their business objectives and help people live better lives enhanced by technology.
Rachelle holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science from UC Berkeley, and a law degree from UC Hastings. She is the mother of twin daughters, and admits to being a techno-geek. She admits to owning multiple electronic devices that she checks a lot.
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