Lara Pandya returned to EDCTP as North-North Networking Officer in July 2013, having previously worked as an EDCTP Project Officer from 2007 to 2010. In the intervening period, whilst completing postgraduate studies in global public health, she worked in resource development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and in the project management of European Commission-funded grants at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD). Lara has also previously worked in UK hospital administration and international clinical trial management. She was born in Cambridge, UK, and pursued undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol, where she obtained her Bachelors and Master of Science in Geography. In June 2013, she completed her Master’s in Public Health with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).