Lara Cassell is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She received dual Bachelor's degrees from Stony Brook University, where she completed majors in Women's Studies and Humanities as well as minors in Philosophy and Studio Art. During her tenure at Rutgers, Lara focused on the field of reproductive politics, including public policy, the political economy of access, and the theoretical frameworks employed by feminists, the state, and anti-"choice" activists in lobbying for, and enactment of, reproductive policy. Lara conducted her practicum in the public policy department of NARAL Pro-Choice NY.
- Committee: Cynthia Daniels, Ethel Brooks, Susan Carroll
- Post-MA Employment/Education: Communications Manager, The White House Project, NYC
- Thesis/Practicum: Practicum: Advocacy, the State, and the Politics of Contraception with NARAL Pro-Choice NY (NYC)