Fedscale, Hires Project Manager
Lara comes to us from The McConnell Group, Inc. where she managed the animal care program contract at Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). Her past experience includes different roles supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Lara was responsible for ensuring the animal facility and program, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) were constantly improved and compliant with all laws and regulations. Lara has a thorough background in quality and compliance allowing her to be involved in multiple groups geared to improve various processes at PIADC. One long term project includes the collaboration with DHS, APHIS and Texas A&M on the creation of a Laboratory Animal Records Application to replace paper documentation. She holds a BS in Zoology and industry relevant certifications including Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) from AALAS and Certified IACUC Administrator from PRIM&R.