Larissa holds an MA in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute Geneva. In her undergraduate studies, she pursued a degree in political science and modern history at the University of Zurich and at Mc Gill University Montreal, for which she obtained a stipend based on academic merit.
Larissa has worked with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, RET International and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Furthermore, she gained experience in the private sector, namely in insurance and banking. Currently, Larissa is working as a journalist for the Swiss National Radio and Television (SRF) and is a research associate at the CCDP.
Her research interests span internal armed conflict and post-conflict issues, in particular the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants. Her current research focuses on the mechanisms through which community reintegration can be achieved. In 2017, she conducted field research in Bogota, Colombia, implementing a series of interviews with former combatants of FARC, the ELN and the paramilitaries, as well as other relevant stakeholders.