Lara grew up in the Twin Cities and went to St. Paul Public Schools (Go Central!). She is excited to work directly with young people to support their path to adulthood. She is passionate about supporting students to realize their unique gifts, make their voices heard and reach their goals. She loves working with young people because of their resilience, optimism and endless humor.
Lara received her B.A. in history and gender studies from Oberlin College and is now finishing up a dual master’s degree in social work and public policy from the University of Minnesota. When she’s not busy with her studies, she loves cooking and trying new recipes, spending time outside and working out.