Policy Consultant, CA State Board of Education
Laila Fahimuddin serves as a Policy Consultant for the California State Board of Education, where she staffs policy matters related to special education, English learners and teacher credentialing. Prior to joining the SBE, she served as a Research Analyst at SRI International's Center for Education Policy, where she managed and conducted qualitative research on large-scale evaluations of school and district policy reforms related to college/career readiness, positive behavioral supports, social emotional learning, and the Local Control Funding Formula. Laila began her career as an Organizer with the ACLU of Northern California, where she led campaigns on education equity, biased policing, and freedom of expression. She earned her B.A. in International Development Studies from UCLA.