Saunders earned a degree in Psychology from Lipscomb University in 1979. She started with the College of Pharmacy in May of 2008 as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College. In 2013 she transitioned into the role of Program Coordinator handling Pharmacy events and assisting the Academic Dean with student scheduling. Before coming to Lipscomb, she worked as an Executive Assistant for Youth Encouragement Services. While at YES, she helped coordinate several annual events that benefit the children of Nashville. Prior to her work there, Saunders worked in various roles for a Savings & Loan. She has served the Lipscomb community in many ways over the years.