A California Native, Larra graduated in 2011 from The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, emphasizing on Egyptology. She was a participant in the 2010 field school in Fayum, Egypt, with the Costen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA and The University of Groningen, where she worked at the Greco Roman site Karanis (Kom Oshim) excavating the governmental Granary offices. While at UCLA was a temporary research assistant for Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney’s 21st Dynasty Coffin Data Base in the Spring of 2009 Quarter. Another passion of hers is teaching. She was employed with the Glendale Unified School District in Glendale, CA, for over 16 years as a Site Leader, Teacher, and, most recently, a Head Teacher before deciding to pursue her Master’s Degree at Mississippi State. Her research interests are the Archaeology of Diasporas, reuse of landscapes, Culture Memory, reuse of artifacts, ancient Egyptian monumental, statuary, and grave good reuse, Egyptian art history, and GIS.