Lara earned her Bachelors of Science in Political Science, and a minor in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from Southeast Missouri State University. After graduation, Lara worked in the political arena, as a field organizer for a 2006 U.S. Senatorial campaign and the 2008 Presidential election.

Lara transitioned to public accounting in 2009 with a well-known accounting firm. During her tenure, Lara served as the manager of the firm’s tax practice. Prior to joining Decipher, Lara served as Chief Operating Officer for a legal search boutique.

Lara is currently pursuing her Master of Accounting degree at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and will then consecutively apply to become a licensed U.S. Certified Public Accountant.