Hello! My name is Lara.

I’m a software developer living in Pittsburgh, PA. I work on enterprise 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. I help others to both see CSS as a programming language (yes, we write algorithms in CSS!), and to see themselves as programmers.

In addition to my job, I facilitate the weekly meetings for the WordPress Core CSS focus, where we are working on a CSS audit of the WordPress admin, and an ongoing initiative to overhaul the color scheme implementation.

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, and am strengthening my racial justice muscles with What’s Up 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.