Emilie Hill

Emilie Hill

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy
Fellowship Placement: U.S. House of Representatives
Office: Representative Susan Davis
Hometown: Sun Valley, CA

Emilie Hill helped open California’s first public all-girls STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school, Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA), Dr. Michelle King School for STEM, in August 2016. She serves as the Science Department Chair and teaches chemistry, physics, and engineering. Prior to opening GALA, Ms. Hill spent nine years teaching chemistry, physics, and environmental science at John Marshall High School. Ms. Hill attended Pepperdine University where she earned a B.S. in Chemistry, and is currently working on her M.S. in Education Administration from California State University, Fullerton. In addition to her on campus duties, Ms. Hill is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Science Leadership Team, with which she develops curriculum and provides professional development workshops for teachers across the country’s second largest school district. In 2015, Ms. Hill was honored as a Master Teacher in Chemistry by the National Education Association (NEA) through their BetterLesson project, providing model lessons, and she continues to develop Next Generation Science Standards aligned training and curriculum to support other teachers. One of Ms. Hill’s favorite honors was getting to work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source for two weeks as part of the Science Teachers as Researchers program. Ms. Hill has advocated for teacher and student voice in policy making through the NEA/Teach Plus Future of the Profession Fellowship, Teach Plus Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellowship, and as a member of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) House of Representatives. As part of her advocacy work, Ms. Hill has facilitated meetings with school board members, UTLA Executive Board members, and LAUSD personnel, working towards the goal of a more inclusive and equitable education provided to every student.