Growing up in Denver, Sara was exposed to a vibrant art scene at the local Art Student’s League. Her passion for painting and history influenced her studies at Stanford. After graduating, Sara received a full fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute where she received an M.F.A. Her master’s thesis depicted her free-spirited friends re-enacting Euripides’ play, The Bacchae. In 2013, under a grant from the Stacey Foundation, Sara traveled to Italy as an artist in residence with the Jerusalem Studio School. She is also the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant and the New York Art Exchange Scholarship. Sara is currently a Ph.D. student in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine, working with Professor Lyle Massey on Early Modern visual culture.