Dr. Shannon Foster completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of California, San Diego. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in geropsychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She completed a one-year APA-approved clinical internship in the neuropsychology track at the VA Maryland Healthcare System. She then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in adult/geriatric neuropsychology at the Southern California Consortium for Advanced Training in Neuropsychology. She spent a year in private practice as a geriatric neuropsychologist before deciding to pursue a career in academia where she could share her passions for neuropsychology and geropsychology with students who are forming their own career trajectories. She is passionate about early detection of dementia, and helping individuals with dementia and their caregivers optimize quality of life. She has been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and problem-solving therapy approaches. She favors short-term, goal-focused therapy designed to capitalize on an individual’s strengths and unique history. In her personal time, she enjoys boating, scuba diving, golfing, and traveling.