Integrated Workplace Management (IWM)
Applications and Technology Solutions (ATS), UITS
Graduate Work – Computer Science at George Mason University and Old Dominion University
BS Computer Science – James Madison University
Worked at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Northrop Grumman supporting Department of Defense customers with a core focus in Geographic Information Systems Implementations. Also served on the US Delegation to the International Standards Organization and the Open Geospatial Consortium and served as editor for an ISO standard on Geospatial Metadata. Joined UCONN in 2010 as a developer on the Facilities Asset Management Information System (FAMIS) implementing Oracle technology to support workplace management at UCONN. Developed solutions to support the University’s indirect cost recovery process, support major version upgrade, produce complex metrics related to maintenance management, space planning and capital project management. Took over as the Technical Lead for FAMIS in 2012 and has led the implementation of Life Safety System support and tracking in FAMIS, created the foundation for university-wide Visual Map implementation, works with functional users to create data mining tools that produce empirical models to forecast staffing needs, create statistical models for tracking the activities of Work Order Control. Provides technical leadership related to implementations of space data, asset classification, maintenance management and capital project management.
In addition to activities supporting FAMIS, Lara has also served on the team that defined the Solution Development Lifecycle for EAS, served on the Strategic Planning team for UITS, and currently serves on the UITS Architecture Committee.