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.