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, and undocumented immigrants and health insurance. Prior to joining PPIC, she was a research associate at the SPHERE Institute and a National Institute of Aging postdoctoral fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in demography from the University of California, Berkeley.