Lara Zarowsky

Executive Director

Lara Zarowsky is the Executive Director of the Washington Innocence Project. Following her work as non-partisan counsel in the Washington State Legislature, Lara joined Washington Innocence Project in 2010 to lead its policy efforts.

In 2011, Lara joined the faculty of the University of Washington School of Law to establish the Washington Innocence Project track of the Legislative Advocacy Clinic, which she directed from 2014 to 2019. Her clinic students championed a 2013 law to compensate Washington’s wrongly convicted, a 2015 law to preserve biological evidence collected from crime scenes, and a 2019 law to establish and implement best practices for gathering eyewitness and incentivized witness evidence.

Lara serves on the national Innocence Network Executive Board. She received her undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College, is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, and alumna of the Washington Innocence Project Clinic.