As the Director of Outreach and Engagement, Larissa works to advance NPCA’s goal of engaging large and diverse communities to build a strong base of national park advocates. She works closely with NPCA’s regional staff across the country on advocacy efforts and oversees NPCA’s veterans program and the Next Generation Advisory Council.

Larissa has worked on a variety of environmental and conservation policy issues throughout her career, ranging from protecting wildlife to advocating for clean water and the need to build a healthier food system. Prior to joining NPCA in 2017, Larissa was a program director and policy analyst for a national sustainable agriculture organization. Larissa holds an M.A. in Environmental Policy from Lehigh University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Siena College.