Ana Sandoval was elected to represent the City Council District 7 of San Antonio in May 2017. During her time on City Council, she has aggressively pursued funding for basic infrastructure in District 7 and been a champion for public health, open and transparent government, climate resiliency, and transportation.
Ana was born in Monterrey, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was a year old. After graduating as Valedictorian of Thomas Jefferson High School in 1993, Ms. Sandoval went on to obtain a B.S. from MIT in Chemical Engineering, a M.S. at Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. As a Fulbright Scholar in 1997-1998, she also obtained a Diplomado in Binational Business from the ITAM in Mexico City.
Sandoval’s career has been dedicated to public service. She has over ten years of professional experience working with local governments. She began her professional career working as a strategic transportation planner for San Antonio’s major transit agency, VIA Metropolitan Transit. Sandoval also has worked at the San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District on air quality and climate change, environmental justice, and public information and engagement programs; as well as with the Harvard School of Public Health and the UT School of Public Health San Antonio on environmental health research projects.
She was elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2017 and is the first naturalized citizen to serve on the Council.
Today, Sandoval resides in the neighborhood where she was raised. She lives next door to her parents, Tomas and Julia, who still live in Ana’s childhood home.
Councilwoman Sandoval chairs two City Council committees: the Community Health & Equity Committee and the Public Safety Committee.
The Community Heath & Equity Committee advances public health and participation, equity, conservation, climate action, and early-childhood education. Created by Mayor Ron Nirenberg, it is the first council committee to address public health.
The Public Safety Committee is responsible for establishing policies related to the police and fire departments and EMS services—with the ultimate aim of ensuring San Antonio residents enjoy a safe city.
Additionally, Councilwoman sits on the City Council’s Governance, Inter-Governmental Relations and Transportation & Mobility Committees.
In her role as City Councilwoman, Ms. Sandoval sits on the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board and the San Antonio Mobility Coalition’s Executive Committee.