Lara’s Bachelor degree in German Studies and Musicology inspired her to research interdisciplinary. At the University of Cologne she started her Master’s studies in Professional Writing and received her MA at Washington University through the Cologne Exchange Program.
Her academic interests besides literary studies include different disciplines from music and philosophy up to feminist theories and dance. In her bachelor thesis, she has researched on connections between social criticism in contemporary German Poetry and German Rap Music and her master thesis focused on the moon motif in German contemporary poetry. She tought music and dance classes at different schools in Cologne and has worked as a German language teacher at WashU. Besides, Lara was one of the founders of the writing collective [in klammern] in Cologne and has participated in readings with her own texts and the print project of the same name. She mainly writes short prose and poetry and is currently working on her first novel at the International Writers Track.