Hello! My name is Lara.

I’m a software developer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and I work on big WordPress websites and design systems at Penske Media Corporation.

I love CSS, and in my conference speaking and blog writing, I advocate for CSS to be treated more formally in code-bases, and I help others to see CSS as a programming language (yes, we write algorithms in CSS!). That said, I also really enjoy programming in PHP and JavaScript, and these days I work on a lot of back-end code in addition to front-end at my job.

In addition to my job, I facilitate the weekly meetings for the WordPress Core CSS focus, where we are working on a large scale CSS audit and an ongoing initiative to revamp the WordPress admin color schemes. I’m excited to become more involved with WordPress.

Apart from my work in tech, I love to run, bike and generally be outside. I’m learning Spanish, I draw monsters and create zines about a variety of topics, and I volunteer with racial justice initiatives in my home city of Pittsburgh.

I write about personal and tech-related topics.

And at this point, I am getting close to 10 years of content! Here are some recent posts.