Sarah is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at LSU. Her primary research interests include literacy, multicultural literature, digital media, and black women's studies. She also blogs about colorism. Sarah received an M.F.A. in Writing from California College of the Arts and a B.A. in English from Mississippi State University. Before enrolling at LSU, she managed websites and social media accounts for local TV stations, taught high school English and college writing courses, and worked as a freelance writer and editor. Sarah's creative writing has been published in multiple literary journals and an edited anthology titled Roll: A Collection of Personal Narratives. Her academic publications and presentations include, "Photojournalism and Ideals of Western Superiority in Ben Okri's The Famished Road," published by San Francisco State University.