Professor Sanders received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University and completed her PA training at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee earning her Master of Science in Medicine in 2013. She was a medical assistant for 7 years prior to going to PA school. She attributes her decision to go to PA school to the support and encouragement she received while working for an orthopedic spine surgeon in the Chicago area. She has practiced in internal medicine, primary care, emergency medicine and urgent care over the course of her career. While living in the Anchorage, Alaska area for four years she had the honor of working with Inuit and indigenous peoples and was given the opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the many tribes in Alaska. She has served as a preceptor for several NP and PA students over the years in both the primary care and urgent care settings as well as served as a mentor for new graduates she has worked alongside.
Professor Sanders is originally from Illinois and has been in the Jacksonville area since 2017. She enjoys spending time with her wife and their three children. In her free time, you can find her hiking in the mountains or sitting on a quiet beach with a good sci-fi book. She is currently working towards a goal to visit all the National Parks in the United States.
Professor Sanders joined Nova Southeastern University in June 2022 as an Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant program and is honored to have the opportunity to lead and guide the next generation of PAs. She believes that medicine requires a team approach and that all members of the team, from the front desk/reception staff to the nursing staff to the provider, play an integral part in providing the best possible patient care.