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Lara Siree Johnson

Lara Siree Johnson

Senior Development Officer
  • Development

Lara is a Senior Development Officer at RMI, where she supports foundation partnerships. She also develops opportunities for greater impact through effective collaboration and funding strategies.


Lara has decades of experience in the philanthropic field. She has successfully led grant-making programs for foundations and fundraising strategies for nonprofit organizations. Prior to RMI, she worked for the Open Society Foundations, Johns Hopkins University, and nonprofit organizations in Southeast Asia and the United States. Most recently, she served as Deputy Director at EarthRights International from 2019 to 2021 before returning to RMI’s Development Team.


Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
B.A. in Geography/Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado Boulder


Boulder, CO