Laurel Lucia has worked at the Labor Center since 2009. She specializes in analyzing health care policy. Recent papers have examined California’s Medicaid expansion, health insurance for California immigrants, and who is likely to remain uninsured under the Affordable Care Act in California. She also analyzes the economic impact of public policy changes. Previously, Laurel worked on issues affecting health care workers as a researcher/policy analyst for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She has served as an elected officer for two unions. Laurel received a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley in 2005. During her time as a student, she was a Labor Summer intern and worked as a graduate student researcher at the Labor Center.