Miss Sanders is a native of Chicago, IL, a veteran of the US Navy, and a graduate of Northwestern University with a political science degree (1973). She recently completed a lecture series and collaborative project at the University of IL-Chicago (August 2012) in sustainability and energy, and received a certificate in the same. Miss Sanders is the founder of ES21, Inc., (2008) and is working with a business associate who is licensed to perform solar thermal and photovoltaic (i.e. solar electric) systems to evolve the company as a leader in the renewable energy industry. She is also project manager of an emerging planning group working to shovel-ready the first women veterans' hospital which will provide inpatient/outpatient services, clinicals and housing for veterans and their families. Miss Sanders is utilizing social media to build a community of renewable energy associates and customers with her facebook page, and she is concomitantly a blogger.