Laura Hill is a policy director and 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, ESL students in community colleges, and the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula. Her recent publications examine the link between language reclassification policies and student success, as well as undocumented immigrants and health insurance. She has been a research associate at the SPHERE Institute and a National Institute of Aging postdoctoral fellow. She received her PhD in demography from the University of California, Berkeley.