Julie Maxwell-Jolly is an education policy expert whose career has focused largely on English learners. She has served as a senior director of policy and programs at the California School Board Association; as senior education researcher and managing director of the Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) at the UC Davis School of Education; and senior program officer at the Stuart Foundation. Maxwell-Jolly specializes in working to improve education outcomes for underserved and underperforming students. Maxwell-Jolly began her career as a bilingual education teacher, and she’s been an education lecturer, supervisor of student teachers, education consultant, and researcher. She received her PhD in education policy from University of California, Davis.