Council Member Saunders and her family moved to Fairmount Heights in 2000. She is the wife of former Town Council Member Harry Saunders. She and her family moved to the Town because of its small town charm, its historic significance, its close proximity to the District of Columbia and to 3 metro stations. Mrs. Saunders attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and majored in Elementary Education. She was elected to the Town Council in 2015. Both she and Mr. Saunders are volunteers and advocates of programs for autistic children and children battling cancer. Mrs. Saunders is a volunteer at the Seat Pleasant Elementary School. She is the Co-chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee.