Sarah received her degree in Zoology from UC Davis in 1983 and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences from UC Berkeley in 1988. She is the former Director of Qualcomm's corporate library, where she was responsible for its establishment and direction for fourteen years. As a community volunteer, Sarah has served on the boards of Mama's Kitchen, The San Diego Public Library Foundation and the Board of Library Commissioners for the City of San Diego.
Her Parker involvement includes Parents Association Treasurer (2010-2012) and the Parents Association Gala Committee (2007-2012). She has served on Parker's Audit and Development Committees, and is a current member of the Board Governance and Development Review Committees. Sarah and her husband, David Gray, have two sons — Isaac, Class of 2016, and Henry, Class of 2020.