Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor
Leuwam Tesfai serves as Commissioner Shiroma's Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor. Prior to her governor's appointment to this role, Leuwam practiced in the federal section of the CPUC's Legal Division representing the CPUC before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and advising on energy matters including ratemaking, transmission planning, procurement, and climate change. Leuwam also previously served as an advisor to Commissioner Liane M. Randolph. Prior to joining the CPUC, Leuwam worked in the environmental and energy practice of an international law firm and for a renewable energy certification program. Leuwam is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law and Emory University.
Contact Information: Leuwam.Tesfai@cpuc.ca.gov, 415-703-2403