Graduate of Lake Forest College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Politics and in Sociology/Anthropology. Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago Sandra served as a Victim advocate with Lake County State's Attorney's Office from 1996 until February 2021, working with child victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse, adult sexual assault victims, as well as victims in general felonies. Currently, she is the Founding therapist in program being initiated by the State's Attorney's Office to provide treatment for individuals who have experienced multiple victimizations. Additionally, Sandra is an Adjunct professor in Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work, teaching policy, interpersonal violence, and community practice courses. She is married with four children and three bonus children; one grandson.