Lara is a recent transplant from Austin, TX. She received her RN and MSN as an adult/gerontology clinical nurse specialist from the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX. She then earned her Post-Masters certificate as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, TX and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She previously worked as a registered nurse in multiple units and in many different types of patient settings. Before embarking on her nursing school journey, Lara worked as a bartender in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. She credits her ability to relate to patients from the countless nights behind the bar, making her guests feel like family.
Outside of caring for patients, Lara is passionate about her family, exercise, trying different foods, and exploring the Bay Area.