McGeorge School of Law

Alana Mathews

Adjunct Professor of Law, Public Adviser, California Energy Commission
Alana Mathews

BA, Spelman College
JD, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
LLM, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific


Alana Mathews was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as the Public Adviser for the California Energy Commission in 2013 and reappointed in 2016. She provides procedural guidance to ensure the fair and adequate participation of interested parties and members of the public in all Commission proceedings. She served as the project manager for the Senate Bill 350 Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act Barriers Study, and is the coordinator for the Senate Bill 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group. Additionally, she leads the efforts to implement the Energy Commission’s Diversity Initiative and Assembly Bill 865 Empower California Initiative.

Ms. Mathews is a former Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County. She earned a BA in Philosophy from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She also earned a J.D. and a LL.M in Governmental Affairs and Public Policy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.