Laura Foster, PhD

Academic Advisor

3505 N. Charles Street, Room 203
Curriculum Vitae


Laura Foster serves as an Academic Advisor in the Public Health Studies program. She serves as the advisor to the Public Health Student Forum. Prior to this position, she ran the PILOT Learning Program at Hopkins, expanding this academic support program to serve a wider population of JHU undergraduate students and developing the PILOT Leadership Program. Her focus was on evolving this program to not only support students academically but also to provide social and emotional support while encouraging cooperative learning and community building over competitive academics.

From 2007-2011, she was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Bowdoin College. She taught general chemistry, physical chemistry, and atmospheric chemistry courses and conducted and directed independent research focused on atmospheric chemistry and global climate change. Her work focused on understanding impacts of cloud formation on changes in global and regional temperature. Prior to this, she was a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Chemistry at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Foster earned a BA in Chemistry from The Colorado College and a PhD in Chemistry from The University of California, Los Angeles. She is a proud resident of Baltimore City.