Laura Redford teaches US history courses. She graduated from UCLA with a doctorate in history in 2014, an MA in American Studies from Columbia University, and a BA in Humanities from BYU. She studies urban history and development from the late 19th century into the present. Previously, she has taught at UCLA and been a visiting assistant professor at Scripps College. She was also a faculty member in the first two years of the Geffen Academy at UCLA, a middle and high school started by the university, where she developed curriculum and taught 6th, 9th, and 10th grade. The Journal of Planning History published her article on class and race segregation in Los Angeles. She has also written on teaching history for the History News Network.