Lara Stagner

STRAW Project Manager

As a STRAW Project Manager, I help manage restoration projects in the Bay Area. I expereience, first hand, how on the ground work, helps students make a connection to where they live, and their role in conservation.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Biology, from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  My studies included ecology research and fieldwork in Costa Rica.  As a keen birder and conservationist, I have completed extensive field and conservation research in Santa Cruz, the Monterey Bay, Bolinas, the Sierra Nevada, the Farallon Islands, and the Bay Area.

Growing up backpacking throughout California, South America, Costa Rica, and China, inspired my curiosity and love of scientific discovery.

When I’m not in the office, or field, you can find me teaching yoga, running a trail, or hanging with my family.