Sarah Barack studied archaeology at Brown University. She received her Masters in Art History and Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She also holds an MBA from Columbia University. Sarah completed a Mellon Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art focused on a technical study of 16th Century glass-working techniques and later joined the museum's conservation staff. She also completed a Getty Postgraduate fellowship at the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago. She is co-chair for the K-12 Outreach Committee for the American Institute for Conservation.