Lara joined Link Strategies in January 2015 after serving as Campaign Manager for Brad Anderson’s race for Iowa Secretary of State during the 2014 cycle. She brings a strong background in political communication, community outreach, and event organization, as well as extensive experience with team and campaign management.
Lara is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and got her start in politics as a field organizer for President Obama’s reelection campaign. Before starting fulltime at Link Strategies, she also held a research internship at the firm and served as the field director for a statewide issue advocacy campaign. Lara is a graduate of Drake University, double majoring in Rhetoric & Communications Studies and Law, Politics, & Society.