Lara Kinne is the Senior Program Associate for the Latinos & Society Program at the Aspen Institute (AILAS). 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. With a background in academia and the non-profit sector, she is excited to bring her writing, research, and policy skills to the Aspen Institute.
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.