Michael Saunders playing a guitar in a guitar shop

Overcoming Obstacles

Michael Saunders '19, a Writing, Literature, and Publishing major, is a strong advocate for veterans on campus. Michael receives accommodations and support to help him manage symptoms related to PTSD. He served two tours of duty during the Iraq war starting in 2003. He strives to make the Emerson campus more welcoming for veterans and wants to increase the services offered. One example of his work is when he spoke about his experiences to the Accessibility Advisory Board at Emerson.  When he’s not at Emerson, Michael loves playing guitar and is a history buff. He lives in Salem, MA with his family.