KARLA R. SAUNDERS
Vice President and Senior Associate
Karla Saunders is a Vice President and Senior Associate at Diversified Search, based in Washington, D.C. She joined the firm in 2017, bringing expertise in nonprofit/advocacy and law school searches, and rigor in the placements of women and members of underrepresented groups. She also has experience in other disciplines of higher education. Prior to joining Diversified Search, Saunders performed search work at Isaacson, Miller.
Saunders previously worked on as a lobbyist concerned with whole-life issues, from preK-to-12 education, higher education, employment, and economic security planning for retirees. She was also an advocate for diversity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She advocated at the federal, regional, and state levels for the Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Chemical Society. She is also a former small-business entrepreneur.