NC State University African American Cultural Center Nkonsonkonson Staff “Sticks in a Bundle” Award, 2021
NAFSA Region VII 2020 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in International Education Award Recipient
Diversity Abroad's 2020 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE), Rising Star Award Finalist
Accomplished Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Management Professional dedicated to creating professional environments that are welcoming and accessible. Skilled workshop facilitator. Known for developing and executing programming that focuses on diverse, inclusionary practices.
Contreras, E., Lopez-McGee, L., Marable Serrano, M., Saunders, K., Strong, E, Torres, M., (June 2022) Diversifying the Education Abroad Talent Pipeline Through Mentoring NAFSA Annual Conference 2022
Chudy, J. & Saunders, K., (January 2022) The Impact of Critical Race Theory in our Work. Diversity Abroad Community Discussion
Marable Serrano M., Saunders, K., Thompson, C., (October 2021) Addressing the Elephants in the Room: Creating a Culture of Belonging. Diversity Abroad Global Inclusion Conference
Saunders, K., Thompson, C. Zeiher, Caroline, (October 2021) Global Activism and Global Engagement: Understanding Students Today Pre-Conference Workshop. Diversity Abroad Global Inclusion Conference
Saunders, K., Thompson, C., (April 2021) Beyond the Training: Uncovering Inequities That Continue to Undermine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Global Education. NCAIE Virtual State Conference
Marable Serrano M., Saunders, K., Thompson, C., (November 2020) The Elephants in the Room: Bridging the Gap between Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy and Action. NAFSA Region VII 2020 Virtual Conference
Saunders, K. (November 2020) Creating a Global Community One Table at a Time: Building Relationships with Colleagues to Serve Our Students and Benefit Each Other. GLBT Advocate Program, NC State University
DeKay, K., Kullar, R., Posey, C., Rose, K., Saunders, K., (August 2020) Building the New Normal: Creating an Inclusive Office Culture. Diversity Abroad Virtual Conference
Dixon, T., DeKay, K., Saunders, K., Zeiher, C., (May 2020) It Starts At Home: Best Practices in Developing Inclusive Study Abroad Programming on Your Campus, Diversity Abroad Community Discussion
Muñoz Martínez Hernández Castillo, E., Saunders, K., Washington, R., (April 2019) Having Courageous Conversations about Whiteness in Study Abroad and Global Education, Diversity Abroad Community Discussion Webinar.
Hayes, A., Saunders, K., (March 2019) Transforming the Landscape of Leadership: Gender Inclusion in International Education. NCAIE Annual Conference, Winston, Salem, NC.
Keith, K., Saunders, K., Thompson, C. (March 2019) Real Talk: A Community Discussion on the Importance of Inclusion in Education Abroad Offices, NCAIE Annual Conference, Winston, Salem, NC.
Keith, K., Saunders, K. (Oct. 2018) Going Global: Increasing Access & Support in Study Abroad Programs for Underrepresented Student Communities, NC State Diversity Education Week, Raleigh, NC
Minnehan, M., & Saunders, K. (Nov. 2018), Ignite the Fire, Fan the Flame - Captivate Your Diverse Student Population through Inclusive Outreach and Marketing, NAFSA Region VII Conference, Memphis, TN
Johnson, R., & Saunders, K. (March 2018 & Nov. 2018), Awareness, Access & Outreach: African American Males & Study Abroad, NAFSA Region VII Conference, Memphis, TN & NCAIE Annual Conference, Greensboro, NC
Caskey, E., & Saunders, K.(February 2016), Getting the Word Out: Marketing Strategies for Study Abroad, Georgia Association for International Educators Winter Conference, Pine Mountain, GA