Sarah Abdullah was born in Alexandria, Egypt. She moved to Maryland at the age of 15 where she graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase Highschool. She is currently a junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Neuroscience. On campus, she is a co-captain of the squash team, co-chair of the Neuroscience Honors Society Journal Club, and Vice President of the Johns Hopkins Thread Student Advisory Board. In addition, she studies the mechanisms of chronic pain in Cerebral Palsy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.