Lara Whitely Binder


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Department: UW Climate Impacts Group

Position: Outreach Specialist

Research Interests: Lara Whitely Binder is an outreach specialist at the University of Washington?s Climate Impacts Group (CIG). Lara assists the CIG with its efforts to disseminate information to decision makers on the impacts of climate variability and climate change on the Pacific Northwest, and to support decision makers in the use of this information. Lara earned her Master?s Degree in Public Affairs at the University of Washington?s Evans School of Public Affairs in 2002. Prior to attending graduate school, Lara served as the Groundwater Protection Coordinator for a consortium of public and private groundwater suppliers in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area. As the Coordinator, Lara developed and administered a multi-jurisdictional groundwater protection program