Lara is the CEO and Founder of the Snowdrop Project. Lara left her home town, Skipton, to come to Sheffield for a BA in Psychology and Sociology and then went on to complete an MA in Social Work. She worked for Doncaster Social Services and CAMHS before working for City Hearts safe house in Sheffield and then, as a result of seeing the need for further support, started the Snowdrop Project. She is a guest lecturer at Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University and co-authored the report, ‘Life Beyond the Safe House’ (2015) for the Human Trafficking Foundation. Her most adventurous experiences through work were in Turkmenistan, presenting to the government and doing social research in Libya looking at community support for displaced people experiencing PTSD. In her free time, she can usually be found treading the boards at the Lantern Theatre in Netheredge, taking on parts like Titania in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Elvira in Blithe Spirit.