Sarah Kollman graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Government from Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. She received a Master of Arts degree in Psychology also from Wesleyan University. Ms. Kollman founded and served as the Executive Director for the Learning Bridge Richmond program, a member of the Breakthrough Collaborative (formerly Summerbridge), an educational non-profit that works to prepare economically disadvantaged, public middle school students to enter and succeed in college preparatory high schools. Ms. Kollman obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2006. During law school, Ms. Kollman worked for the California Charter Schools Association and Mackall, Crounse and Moore LLP (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and volunteered at Iowa Legal Aid.