Educated MC



Dr. Gunderson is known as an “educator of ceremonies” for her ability to connect with her audience and provide bits of education during her duties.  She has emceed events for small and large organizations with audiences ranging from 20-900 people, with an average of 200 persons.  Events can be one hour to multi-day conferences.  Previous events include the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) statewide advocacy and policy conference on community college education, and the Pacific Educational Group’s National Summit for Courageous Conversation designed for K-12 educators. This 5-day summit brought together 900 educators from across the United States, Australia and Canada.


Dr. Gunderson has introduced a wide range of persons and educators not limited to:

    • Ms. Janeen Comenote, Executive Director National Urban Indian Family Coalition
    • Dr. Antonia Darder, Professor of Ethical and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University
    • Dr. Linda Darling Hammond, Professor of Education, Stanford University
    • Dr. Lisa Delpit, Executive Director & Eminent Scholar, Center for Urban Education and Innovation, Florida International University
    • Dr. Joy DeGruy, Author, Researcher & Educator
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Portland State University
    • Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, author & Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education, San Francisco State University
    • Dr. Jason G. Irizarry, Assistant Professor, Multicultural Education
Faculty Associate, Institute for Puerto Rican & Latino Studies University of Connecticut
    • Benjamin Jealous, 17th President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAACP
    • Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • Dr. James Loewen, author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me”.
    • Dr. Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita Language, Literacy & Culture, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
    • Ms. Rosa Smith, former president and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education (2001-2007).
    • Mr. Glenn Eric Singleton, founder and president of Pacific Educational Group, Inc.
    • Dr. Anton Treuer, Executive Director, American Indian Resource Center, Bemidji State University.


Dr.G live with crowd


Dr. Gunderson speaks at and moderates numerous events, including educational forums and conferences. She is also available for parent groups. If you are interested, contact her with your dates as soon as possible.



Dr. Lisa Gunderson on early learning at the 2014 Child Care Resources “Why Before Five?” Benefit Luncheon. #YB45

Free Service

We believe in giving back to our community. As such, we volunteer our services to various groups throughout the year. This year, we have lectured at Maria Montessori Academy (1st-3rd graders) on why we are physically different and ethnic heritage, Glad Tiding Church’s Illuminate Girls Conference (6th -12th grade girls) on girl stereotypes (Don’t Believe the Hype), Belmont High School, Maria Montessori Senior School, Royal Oak Middle School and the University of Victoria (teaching to a multicultural classroom and gender and play). Dr. Gunderson also enjoys talking to psychology classes regarding the field. Contact us to see if we can help you.


We All Have a Heritage

This is a 1/2 hour presentation primarily for 1st-3rd graders that addresses why we are physically different (i.e., skin, eyes, hair) and what is heritage. Three books are read – All the Colours We Are, We All Have a Heritage, and Sandwich Swap. If you are a parent, talk to your school and ask them to contact us. If you are a teacher or administrator, just e-mail us directly.