Sara was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1987. She graduated in 2009 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, earning a B.S. in Political Science. Sara then attended Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, receiving her J.D. and D.C.L. in 2012. While in law school, Sara was a semi-finalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition in 2011 and served on the Moot Court Board the following school year.