Sara graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon in 1973 with a double major in history and art history; she also holds a masters in art conservation from SUNY - Cooperstown. Before becoming a prospect researcher in the summer of 2009, Sara was the head of the conservation department at the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 15 years. Sara's career has included work at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum and the Shelburne Museum in Vermont .
1982 — Master of Arts from SUNY Oneonta
1973 — Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College