Lionel Foster

Lionel Foster is a senior associate at Camber Creek, a venture capital firm investing in technology companies focused on the real estate market. In his career before Camber Creek, he was communications director for the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, communications director for the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, and special assistant to the Baltimore City Department of Planning.

Lionel has written for Baltimore City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and other publications. In 2015 he founded The Baldwin Prize, a scholarship and essay competition for students at Baltimore City College High School that uses the literary arts to help young people learn how they want to show up in the world.

An alumnus of Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars program (BA), Lionel earned master’s degrees in social policy and planning and regional and urban planning studies at the London School of Economics, as well as a master’s degree in creative and life writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, during his tenure as a British Marshall Scholar. He is currently completing a JD at Georgetown University Law Center.

Contact: lionel at lionelfoster dot com