Lara Kristina is currently on the recruiting team at Uber and is an active advisor for UberPride, which is Uber’s Global LGBTQ Employee Resource Group. She was born and raised in Southern California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area around 10 years ago. Since then, she's assisted in launching/expanding the App Store and iBookstore Developer Support programs at Apple, hiring tech and non-tech talent for various startups including Airbnb, Pantheon, GoPro, and NerdWallet and participating in a variety of side passion-projects for The Ubuntu Center, a non-profit dedicated to providing tools & training for educators to make the world more socially and culturally aware. Additionally, she spent several years as a counselor for St. George Pathfinders, a non-profit organization for children and youths. In 2016, she was drawn to the talent, mission and drive at Uber, where she saw immense amounts of potential for growth and expansion in the areas that mean the most to her. She is also passionately involved with Lesbians Who Tech and has been participating in their summit’s for the past 4 years and continues to utilize her dynamic experience to push for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability efforts across various organizations including in her current role at Uber. She considers herself a citizen of the world who is interested in continued expansion, learning about people, places, and cultures and helping to make the world a better place through experiential life coaching and training.