Sarah was born in Coldwater, Michigan, and moved to Ann Arbor in 2008 in order to pursue a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan. She earned that degree and in 2014 moved to St. Paul, Minnesota to work full time as the manager of Daybreak Bookshop, a local business and nonprofit organization (subsidiary of Rabata) focused on women’s empowerment, faith, and social justice. Over the past several years she has dedicated herself to a number of other nonprofits and local organizations as a means to support her community, and she believes strongly in women's economic, spiritual, and social empowerment as a means to a more healthy and wholesome society.
In 2015, both Sarah and the bookstore relocated to Minneapolis, and Sarah enrolled at the University of Minnesota to pursue dual Masters degrees in Public Policy (concentration in Nonprofit Leadership and Management) and Social Work. She continues to work full time and further her Islamic Education through Ribaat, a four-level online academic program in the Islamic Sciences for women; she also serves on the Board of Directors for Sisters Need a Place (SNAP) and volunteers as a visiting chaplain for Muslim women at a federal prison in Waseca, MN.