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Spotlight on Centurions – Christine Lara

Christine Lara is a member of Centurions Fall Class of 2020. She recently was elected to the Centurions steering committee. Christine serves on the Innovation and Disruption Task Force planning committee and the diversity and inclusion committee. Christine, the eldest of three siblings, is originally from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Howard University. Christine is a business excellence and innovation leader at Black & Veatch Corporation. Her volunteer activities include serving as a mentor to students in several STEM programs. Christine and her husband, Alex Lara, have a blended family that includes four children and Sparky, the cat who thinks he is a dog.

Christine Lara

 

(Seated) Christine Lara posed with members of an all-female robotics team from Oak Park High School at the KC STEM Alliance/FIRST Robotics Competition. (Did we mention that this was the only all-female team there? Well, now you know.) 

Additional photos featured in the August 17, 2019 issue of The Independent

 

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