Lara is a clinical herbalist who founded Seed and Thistle Apothecary, which offers a monthly herbal subscription of seasonally based herbal preparations from plants she grows and ethically wildcrafts. Within this model, she offers consultations and customized options where individuals are matched with specific plant medicine to help support their health. Lara is a Latina community organizer that provides an educational apprenticeship program and herbal youth education. She teaches classes, builds gardens, and advocacy around women's health and access to alternative medicine for the underserved. Lara learned from the plants originally in the farm and field then pursued further studies in the Pacific Northwest with the School of Traditional Western Herbalism and worked with Scott Kloos for his one time offering of his Cascadia Folk Medicine Herbal Apprenticeship.