Lara is a Brazilian designer, curator, social entrepreneur, and activist, with two years of experience in the nonprofit sector and over five years in the private sector, both in Brazil and the UK. Recipient of the Chevening Award (a global scholarship program offered to future leaders by the UK Government), she earned a Master’s degree in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum in London.
Throughout her career, she has contributed to building communication strategies, mobilizing networks for inclusivity, and developing social initiatives to amplify impact. She is currently working with UX Design at LSBD, working with Lenovo Brazil and China on designing applications. She is also working with Design and Strategy for Anãnaí Institute, an articulator of environmental strategies in Brazil. Since 2020, Lara is the co-founder, designer, and curator at Arca Fine Arts, a social enterprise committed to improve the lives of migrant women in Brazil through photography.
Previously, Lara and some other Chevening scholars created Representa - a network and mentoring project for black and indigenous people to increase access to international postgraduate studies. As a gallery assistant at the Vagina Museum in London in 2019, Lara has also worked on gender equality - advocating for women, LGBT+, non-binaries, and intersex communities. During the pandemic, she conceived a product line to fundraise to keep the museum open.