Nina Suetake originally joined TURN as a staff attorney in November 2004. In November 2014, Suetake took a position as corporate counsel for California-American Water Company, but returned to TURN in April 2016 to resume her position as staff attorney. She represents consumers in electric and natural gas proceedings at the CPUC on a variety of issues, including utility rate cases, fire safety, energy storage, and demand-side management.
Prior to working at TURN, Suetake interned as a law clerk for the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment where she assisted community groups with environmental justice litigation. Suetake also interned as a policy advocate for the California Public Interest Research Group’s environment and toxics project.
Suetake holds a B.A. in Biology from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management, with a focus on environmental economics and policy, from UC Santa Barbara’s Donald Bren School. She graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a JD in May 2004.