Foerster was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Frederick, Maryland. She attended McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland and earned her Bachelor degree in Studio Art. In the mid 1990’s Foerster was working as a Customer Service Representative for a mail order company. She developed Radial Tunnel Syndrome in her right arm and was forced to quit her job. Foerster was cautioned by her doctors to avoid work that required repetitive use of her arm or heavy lifting. Though she attempted to continue working for several years, the pain of regular use caused her arm to worsen. Fortunately for Foerster, the gentle movements of pencil drawing don’t cause her arm enough pain to prevent her from creating artwork. She can only work for short periods of time, but she is grateful to be able to draw and for the expressive outlet it offers her.