Laura Roslin is a woman of about fifty year, former teacher and Secretary of State to the education of the government of Richard Adar, before the Destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the let us cylons. It is a cultivated, generous, honest and sensitive woman. She has a breast cancer, detected the morning of the attack of cylons. However, she will cure thanks to a treatment discovered by Dr. Gaïus Baltar.
Only surviving of the Adar government, it became president by interim of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol after the nuclear holocaust cylon. She will make so that Doctor Baltar becomes his vice-president.
Although friend with William Adama, military commander of what remains colonial fleet, they are regularly in conflict on certain subjects (traditional opposition between the vision of the things of a civil woman and that of a military man), which will even lead it to spend some time in a cell of the Galactica , after having pushed Kara Thrace to be disobeyed and leave on Caprica to seek the Flèche of Apollo. After being itself escaped, Roslin will foment a mutiny of part of the fleet to join the planet Kobol.
However, the critical situation of the fleet will force it to make decisions opposed to its convictions. Burning feminist, it will have to prohibit the Avortement, to stimulate the population growth of the few thousands of survivors of colonial civilization. She will have to also separate Sharon Valerii, alias the model humanoïde cylon number eight, of her child to thwart the plans cylons of a hybridization between the two species. In the same way, opposed to the capital punishment, it will take the practice to make carry out cylons them humanoïdes by releasing them in the space vacuum.
However, it knew to manage the fleet and to make it possible humanity to escape the total extinction.
In the religious beginning not very, it became to it the Elosha priestess as revealed an old prophecy to him. This prophecy tells that after a cataclysm, a dying leader will lead the people towards Kobol, then towards the mythical planet Ground. However, Laura Roslin assumed the chairmanship after the nuclear attack of cylons, suffered from a cancer in final phase, and the colonial fleet found Kobol, as well as indications as for the position of the Earth. Roslin and much of colonial believers thus think that prophecy is carried out.
At the time of the presidential elections which took place nine months after the attack, it was beaten little by its former vice-president Gaïus Baltar, and chooses to become again teacher.
During its presidency, it had to undergo the permanent opposition of the former terrorist Tom Zarek, delegated of Saggitaron to the Quorum of the Twelve. It was this one which fomented the treason of Baltar and saved it thanks to its advised political councils. However, it helped Roslin considerably when she was opposed to the soldiers Galactica .
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