Barbara Foster received her education at U.C. Santa Barbara, mentored by Steven Cortright, and her master's degree at SF State, mentored by John Ihle, Robert Bechtle, and Dennis Beall. She is a professor in the Department of Art, teaching relief and entry-level printmaking. She is recognized for collaborative ventures in the development of hybrid technologies in print. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar (2013-14) at the National Taiwan Normal University, she lectured on Post-Digital printmaking through cultural and material research.