As the Director of Outreach and Engagement, Larissa helps to lead the organization's efforts to deepen our work with communities and partners across the country as we focus on building a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive park advocacy community. Larissa works closely with NPCA's regional staff to engage younger audiences in national park advocacy as well as support our growing Veterans Program.

Larissa has worked on a variety of environmental policy issues in previous roles, ranging from wildlife conservation 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 and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Philosophy.