Sadie was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago. She lived in Chicago until 2003, when she graduated from the Latin School of Chicago. Sadie earned a B.S. in English Education and IL certifications to teach both middle and high school from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2007 and returned for a M.Ed – Curriculum & Instruction: Learning Systems Design and Technology in 2011. Sadie worked as a Learning Technologist for Wiley Global Ed Solutions until 2015 and currently is an Instructional Designer for Pearson Custom Curriculum Design.