Sarah is a proud Tempe native, having grown up in a loving home and attending great Tempe public schools. She attended the University of Arizona and then Syracuse University for Law School before returning to Tempe to start her career. Sarah met her husband Ross in Tempe, and spent years living together in an apartment near Tempe Town Lake. Recently, they bought their first home in Tempe just down the street from where Sarah grew up, and are raising their beautiful daughter Aviva together.
“If you had told me when I was 15 years old, that in my 30s I would be living in Tempe next door to my parents, I wouldn’t have believed it! But there is truly no place I would rather be. Tempe is my home.”
The Tempe values instilled in Sarah by her family and community of respect, hard work, and opportunity led Sarah to choose a life of public service. Sarah is an outspoken advocate at work and in the community. As a lawyer, she works for a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities free of charge. In her work, she represents children and adults with physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities get the services they need in school, in their jobs, and at home. Sarah is also an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches a disabilities studies course to undergraduates online. Sarah’s civic engagement includes: Serving on Tempe’s Disability Concerns Commission for five years, and volunteering with organizations like Hospice of the Valley, the Anti-Defamation League, and Arizona Jews for Justice.
Sarah is passionate about the empowerment, wellbeing, and safety of families in our City.