Lara Zarowsky serves as the Policy Director for the Innocence Project Northwest and as a Law Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, where she founded and teaches the Innocence Project Northwest Legislative Advocacy Clinic. She has worked in the criminal justice field since 2001, when she began working in Seattle Municipal Court's Mental Health Court.
Lara began her law career in the Washington State Legislature where she served as non-partisan staff to the House Judiciary and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committees. Prior to joining the IPNW as its first policy staff attorney in 2010, Lara worked as the Policy Attorney for the Integrity of Justice Project, a non-profit organization formed to identify and reform practices that contribute to the conviction of innocent people in Washington State.
Lara received her undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College, and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law.