Sarah received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012 with an emphasis in Interpersonal and Family Communication and a secondary emphasis in Instructional Communication. Her dissertation, titled “Risks and Benefits of Seeking and Receiving Emotional Support During the Divorce Process: An Examination of Divorcee Individual Adjustment, Closeness, and Relational Satisfaction with Multiple Partners from a Social Network,” focused on communication in post-divorce outcomes.

Before that, Sarah completed her M.S. work at Illinois State University in 2008 focusing on Interpersonal Communication.

Sarah received her B.A. from Buena Vista University in 2005 in Communication and Performance Studies: Leadership Communication.