Lara grew up in South Jersey, just across the bridge from Philadelphia. From a young age, she has always been fascinated by the way people in that region talk, and she started focusing in on language specifically in high school. Her love for language stemmed from her high school French teacher, who inspired Lara to later go on and teach herself Korean. Lara is a current Junior double majoring in Criminology and Foreign Languages at George Mason University. Her main languages are Korean and Mandarin Chinese. She has had the privilege of travelling to South Korea, and she hopes to visit again soon to help spread her love of language through teaching English in their high schools.