Based in New Jersey, Karen Foster has more than 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  

Prior to her role at Salience Learning, Karen led Blue Matter Academy, the in-house learning and development organization for Blue Matter Consulting. Her other experience includes leadership roles within biopharma Learning & Development (L&D) at Novo Nordisk, as well as L&D-related consulting roles with inVentiv Health (now Syneos Health) and as an independent consultant. Karen has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She earned her Masters degree in Adult Education with a focus in Cognitive Psychology at Rutgers University.

Karen’s passion for learning was ignited early on via her childhood neighbor’s Encyclopedia set and frequent visits to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It was fueled thorough her adult years by Dr. Boos’s Management of Organizational Behavior course at Georgetown and an insatiable curiosity for truth across a range of professional and personal experiences.