Lara Kitain Flynn is a Major Gifts Officer at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she was the scheduler and executive assistant for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) on Capitol Hill.

In the 2012 election cycle, Lara served as the Mid-Atlantic deputy finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC. In this capacity, she was responsible for the Women’s Senate Network and Friends on the Hill programming and worked closely with DSCC Chair Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). In the 2010 election cycle, she was the New York region finance associate for the DSCC.

A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Lara served as volunteer coordinator and deputy finance director for Rep. Patrick J. Murphy (D-PA), the first Iraq War veteran in Congress.

Lara received a B.A. in political science from Tufts University. She and her husband currently reside in Washington, D.C.