Lara Friedmanis the Government Relations Director for Americans for Peace Now, working with APN since September 1999. A former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Lara began her career as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. After joining the Foreign Service in 1992, Lara was posted to Jerusalem, where she was in charge of the settlements portfolio. She was subsequently posted to the State Department's Operations Center in Washington, DC. From there she went to Tunis and then Beirut, where she served as both the Commercial/Economic Officer and the Consul. In addition to her foreign policy experience, Lara has also worked for Citibank (New York) as a Relationship Manager in the Emerging Markets/Financial Institutions Division. Lara has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and a Master's degree from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She speaks French, Spanish, Arabic, and Italian.