Laura Hill is a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. Her areas of expertise are K–12 education and immigration. She is currently researching English Learners in California schools, the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula, and undocumented immigrants and health insurance. Her recent publications examine the link between language reclassification policies and student success, and access to the health care safety net in California. Prior to joining PPIC, she was a research associate at the SPHERE Institute and a National Institute of Aging postdoctoral fellow. She holds a PhD in demography and an MA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.