Sadie earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northeastern University, where she was a National Merit scholar and an active member of the Honors Program. After graduation, she worked in environmental education for years, including jobs designing field trip programs in Oahu, running educational activities in a museum butterfly garden, and guiding hiking trips for students in multiple national parks. She enjoyed teaching so much that she returned for her Master’s of Arts in Teaching at Meredith College. Sadie is now a middle school science and social studies teacher as well as a coach for her school’s MathCounts and Science Olympiad teams. In her free time, she can be found improving her kayak rescue skills, advocating for better bike lanes in Raleigh, and hammocking in her favorite downtown parks.