Lauren Foster

Lauren Foster is a hydrologist with experience modeling climate, surface, and subsurface processes at multiple scales with multiple codes. Her many presentation awards, including an AGU Outstanding Student Paper (top 3% of ~10,000 presentations) highlight her ability to communicate technical content in a compelling and accessible way to a non-technical audience. Lauren has worked with many interdisciplinary teams to tackle questions at the interface of traditional expertise, including with NCAR climate scientists, UC Davis historians and economists, and Berkeley National Lab geologists. These collaborations have resulted in multiple co-authored publications. She is comfortable coding in R, unix, tcl, GIS, fortran, and ncl languages as well as using High Performance Computing systems for large parallelized codes. Beyond her technical experience, Lauren has managed teams at a startup in Uganda and for the Sundance film festival.