Sara is a Ph.D. student specializing in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean. Her current research interests focus on Judaism in the Second Temple Period with an emphasis on sectarianism and the role of Judaea in the broader Greco-Roman world. She earned a B.A. in Religious Studies in 2014 and a Masters of Education in 2015 from the College of William and Mary, as well as an MA in Jewish Studies from the University of Maryland in 2019.