Lara Kinne serves as senior program associate for the Latinos & Society Program at the Aspen Institute (AILAS). She focuses on proposal writing, donor reporting and communications for the Program, with an emphasis on economic advancement and workforce development initiatives for the Latino community. Previously, Lara was a Research Project Manager at Georgetown University, managing a portfolio on forced migration for the Institute for the Study of International Migration, as well as the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. Lara conducted research, analyzed data and developed policy recommendations for a variety of subject areas, including mass displacement in the Horn of Africa, protection mechanisms for unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico to the United States, and domestic immigration policy. She is passionate about protecting and advancing the rights of underrepresented people, and has many years of experience working and volunteering with immigrants, asylum-seekers, and Latinos, here in the United States, and abroad in Chile and Costa Rica.
Lara received a B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Latin American Studies from Boston College. She also holds a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, and a Certificate in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University.