Shirley Sanders is a loving five-foot, one-inch tall mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born the fifth of nine children in Foxworth, Mississippi, 1931. Her rural roots and modest upbringing provided her with a strength many can only dream of having.
She received her formal education in Nutrition/Child Development, and Consumer Education at UC Berkeley, then completing and receiving her Master's Degree from San Francisco State University. She also earned her PhD in Nutrition.