Sara, who grew up in the Encampment- Saratoga area, graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1993 and 1996 with degrees in International Studies and Economics, respectively. In 2000, she earned her Master’s degree in Economics with a Public Finance concentration from the University of New Mexico. From 2001 to 2012, Sara was a labor market economist with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Research and Planning section. She returned to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming in January 2013 to work towards a degree in secondary math education in order to pursue her passion of teaching junior high and high school students. Sara worked for Cook and Associates P.C. from 1993-1996 and rejoined the firm in May 2013 as Funding Coordinator. Sara has one daughter Ashley, who is also attending the University of Wyoming.