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Lara Edwards

Lara Edwards portrait

Lara Edwards is the team’s Development Director and has worked with Friends of the Rouge since 2019. She is thrilled to harness her innate curiosity of people and love of the natural world to advance the wonderful vision of a cleaner and more vibrant Rouge River.

Prior to working for Friends of the Rouge, Lara worked for the nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan in programming and development and for 3M in strategic business development and marketing

Lara lives with her husband and three kids in Birmingham.

She holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business, an MS in Oceanography from UC Santa Cruz, and a BS from the University of Michigan.