Sarah Was born in Giza, Egypt in 1986. She received her B.Sc. in civil engineering with highest honours from Cairo University in 2008. She received her M.Sc. in transportation from Cairo University in 2011. in 2016, she received her PhD degree from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada from the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Lab, Civil Engineering Department. Currently, she is on a Maternity leave from Cairo University.