Sarah Spira was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently resides in Denver, Colorado. Sarah has a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College, and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Her formal education informs her professional work as a cheesemonger, which influences her ceramics, photography, and artist books.  Her training in art has been through numerous classes and workshops in drawing, book binding, painting, ceramics, and mixed media coursework at the Art Institute of Chicago, Earlham College, Simmons College, the North Bennet Street School and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Sarah is the content manager at the American Cheese Society.