Sarah was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, where visits to local parks and the Blue Ridge Mountains fueled her love for nature and wildlife. She earned her bachelor's degree in Natural Resources with a concentration in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation from the University of Connecticut in 2019. Prior to arriving at CKWRI, she worked as a technician on several upland bird projects in Georgia, Nevada, and Oklahoma. She is currently working towards her master's degree in Range and Wildlife Management at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Her research focuses on the impacts of changing land uses on the populations of the three quail species native to California, as well as identifying habitats that could sustain these populations.