Klara serves as Director for Harvard Global Research and Support Services, Inc. as well as Vice President and University Chief Information Officer at Harvard University.

As Director, Klara helps guide the activities of Harvard Global US and its affiliate organizations. The Harvard Global Board of Directors convenes biannually to review critical activity and approve financial data, including budget-setting. Some directors also sit on the local Boards of Harvard Global’s affiliate entities.

As Vice President and University CIO, Klara is responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support the University's teaching, learning, and research mission, and business operations. Klara also leads Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), Harvard’s central IT provider that serves more than 50,000 educators, students, and staff. Before joining Harvard, Klara was the Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer at Rice University. She has previously held IT leadership positions at the University of Chicago, Duke University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Klara holds a doctoral degree in education from Johns Hopkins University, a master's degree in education from Boston University, and a bachelor's degree in economics and Slavic languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently serves on several advisory boards of Fortune 500 companies and is a former member of the Internet2 board of trustees. Klara was selected as the Houston CIO of the Year in 2021, and for her work related to identity and access management she received the Internet2 Leadership Award in 2019.