Lara Littlefield is the Director for Science and Technology Partnerships at Vulcan Inc., where she leads a team dedicated to developing strategic partnerships and science and technology approaches for conservation, ocean health, and climate. Prior to Vulcan, she was Associate Vice President for Innovation Strategy at the University of Washington, overseeing programs that help move technologies to market. She also served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Global Innovation Exchange, a global partnership between major research universities and corporations developing leaders in innovation. Before the University of Washington, she was a principal consultant at the consulting firm, The Collins Group (now Campbell and Company), helping nonprofit organizations scale their impact. Lara earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy at The Evergreen State College and holds an MPA from the University of Washington.