Lara Hallam attended the bachelor program of Communication Sciences at the University of Antwerp. In 2012 she graduated as a Master in Strategic Communication, and in 2013 as a Master in Corporate Communication. Her master thesis on sexting amongst adolescents was published in 2014 in 'Behaviour and Information Technology'.
Lara works as a mandate assistant at the Department of Communication Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Antwerp). As a doctoral student she is a member of the MIOS research group. Her research focusses on online dating, as well as the perception of charisma during presidential elections.