Lara is currently completing her honours year in atmospheric science at Monash university. Lara completed her undergraduate studies in 2021 majoring in atmospheric science, with minors in earth science, mathematics and ecology and conservation biology. During her undergraduate degree, she also undertook an exchange program with Pennsylvania state university, allowing her to complete additional meteorology courses and apply her skills in a northern hemisphere setting. Aligning with her current research, Lara would like to continue studying mesoscale and synoptic scale meteorological processes in the Australian environment.