Sandra earned a BA in Fine Arts before entering a Ph.D. program at Stanford University, where she spent four years as a student of Law and Sociology. Her first book, a national best seller, was based on a celebrity trial.
For over a decade she has worked as both a writer/editor and jury consultant, working as a litigation consultant for high profile celebrity, and complex corporate cases.
Sandra spent several years as Artist in Residence at the University of California, where she translated Shakespeare's plays into American Sign Language. The challenge was to convey the meaning and grace of Shakespeare’s work into a language that was neither spoken nor written. Sandra performed the translated text, on stage, with actors from Royal Shakespeare Company.