Sara Hayden completed her B.A. in Psychology at Chicago State University in 2008. She began working with the University of Chicago in 2017 within Shared Services. In 2019, Sara completed two certificate programs: Essentials of Project Management and Integrated Communicated, via the Professional Development program at The Graham School. 

Sara volunteers with the Professional Development Program Alumni Board developing social media and event strategies to connect students and alumni. In her spare time, Sara is a painter and aspiring screenwriter.