In order for Professor Saunders to agree to recommend you to advance your education, she requires the following answers:  

  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA (out of 4.0) *attach verification such as an unofficial transcript:
  • Current Major GPA (out of 4.0):
  • If either GPA is below 3.0, please explain why:
  • Attach an updated resume including jobs, internships, volunteer, awards, student clubs, travel, languages spoken, etc. 
  • Include a link to your LinkedIn profile
  • Recommendation Due Date(s):
  • Program(s) start date: 
  • Name of Program(s):
  • Name of School(s):
  • Why are you applying to that school(s)?
  • Why are you applying to earn that degree(s)?
  • Why are you applying now?
  • Do you feel you have enough career experience for this program (s)? 
  • What do you want to do with this advanced degree after graduation? What are your career goals? 
  • How many alumni have you interviewed from the school(s)? What have they said which convinced you to apply? 
  • What qualifications did the admissions officer(s) say they looking for in their students?
  • Whey 3 key characteristics or traits does the website say they look for in a candidate? Please include a link to the program you plan to apply.  
  • Have you attended an open house at the school(s)? Have you sat in a class? Have you signed up for a virtual open house? 
  • What class did you take with Professor Saunders (Name / Number)? Which semester/year? 
  • What final letter grade did you earn in her class?
  • What assignment(s) helped you prepare for this advanced degree?
  • What two (2) key takeaways did you learn from her class?
  • Which one assignment do you recall was your most influential assignment in her class? 
  • Why do you think she is qualified to write you a letter?

Once these answers have been received by email, Professor Saunders will reply with a week to confirm with a yes or a no, if she will write your letter of recommendation.

Thank you,

Professor Natascha F. Saunders

Students from:

Northeastern University 

University of Rhode Island 

Trinity Washington University

Cambridge College

Boston University 

Johnson & Wales University 

Fisher College

P.S. If you only need a verbal recommendation for a job/internships then email to the same email: Resume, Cover Letter, Job Description, Why you are interested in the job/internship? How do you qualify? How did you find out about the job? How else will recommend you? What specifically do you want her to speak on (provide 2 examples)? Provide a link to the company website.

Recommendation Requests 

If you were a student of Professor Saunders and are seeking a letter of recommendation, the below questions must be answered and emailed to her at After she reviews your answers you will be notified if she will be able to craft a letter of recommendation for your advance study. 

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