TIFFIN, Ohio - Sarah Shepard, a 2008 graduate of Shamokin Area High School and 2012 graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in psychology, received a Master of Science in criminal justice with a focus in forensic psychology at Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio. While attending Tiffin University Shepard presented her graduate research at the OCCJE conference in Toledo, Ohio, and ACJA conference in Philadelphia.

She is a daughter of Ronald and Kim Shepard, of Shamokin.