Saundra Davis, Adjunct Professor

Saundra Davis, MS

Adjunct Professor

Phone: 415-442-6500

Saundra Davis is a US Navy Veteran, financial coach, educator, and consultant.  She is nationally recognized as an expert in the financial coaching field and for her work with community-based organizations that focus on asset building for the working poor.

Ms. Davis is the founder and Executive Director of Sage Financial Solutions, a San Francisco Bay area based organization that develops comprehensive financial capability programs for low- and moderate-income communities. Ms. Davis developed a financial coach training and certification program and currently facilitates training for financial coaches.  Mrs. Davis received a  special invitation to attend President Obama’s 2014 White House Summit on Working Families.

Research Interests & Areas of Specialization

  • Nonprofits
  • Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Development


  • MS, Financial Planning, Golden Gate University
  • BS, Management, Golden Gate University

Professional & Teaching Experience

  • 2006 – Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2004 – Present: Executive Director, Sage Financial Solutions, Inc.

Professional Associations

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, 2016, Golden Gate University
  • 2011 Pro Bono Planner of the Year (runner up)
  • 2010 Heart of Financial Planning Award
  • 2008 Echoing Green Fellowship Semi-Finalist
  • 2006 Golden Gate University Financial Planning Student of the Year