Willa Lerner is an Associate at Blue Star Strategies, LLC where her work focuses on research and analysis of Latin American political systems and economic development.

Prior to joining the firm, Willa worked at High Lantern Group, where she gained valuable experience in consumer engagement, marketing campaigns, and strategic communications with a specific focus on women's health advocacy.

Willa graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. She completed a six-month program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where she focused on the development of political gender quotas and mechanisms of transitional justice.

Born in the Washington, DC area, Willa grew up in Seattle, Washington and can often be found on or near a local soccer field. She is a proficient Spanish language speaker.