Sara studied biology, chemistry Biology, Chemistry and Education at the University of Kassel, and received her teaching degree for secondary schools in 2008. She then successfully applied for a PhD scholarship from the National German Merit Foundation to study the target spectrum of the methyltransferase (DNMT2), a protein at the interface between epigenetics and RNA biology. In December 2011, she received her PhD from the Department of Genetics at the University of Kassel. Thereafter, Sara joined the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University Medical Center Göttingen as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2013, she received a starting grant of the Medical University Center Göttingen to reveal the function of disease related RNA methyltransferases in human cells. Three years later, she was awarded the Postdoc Prize of the Göttingen Centre for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB). Since June 2017, Sara is a co-worker of the Department of Meiosis and she is investigating fetal and adult mouse ovaries using transcriptomic technologies.