Lara Croushore

Lara Croushore

Lara Croushore is Senior Director of Climate at SecondMuse, an impact and innovation company that works with communities to build economies at the intersection of climate, equity, and tech. She has nearly 20 years of experience developing innovative policies and programs to advance climate solutions that benefit people and protect the planet.

Before joining SecondMuse, Lara served as Chief Strategy Officer for Climate and Sustainability in the New York City Mayor’s Office. During her time at City Hall, Lara led citywide climate action planning — such as the development of New York City’s Green New Deal, OneNYC 2050 — and also managed New York City’s global partnerships to scale climate action efforts worldwide. Prior to the NYC Mayor’s Office, Lara was Vice President and head of Smart & Sustainable Cities at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. In this role, Lara led a multidisciplinary team to grow the green economy in New York City by working with local entrepreneurs and global business leaders to develop technologies and sustainable business strategies to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Most recently, Lara served as the founding employee and Managing Director of Urban Ocean Lab, a non-profit policy think tank developing ocean-climate solutions for the future of coastal cities.

Lara has an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s Climate School, and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Boston University.