Sarah Dotson was born and raised in southern Missouri. She attended Ozarks Technical Community College where she received an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Media Production. After spending some time in Washington state, Sarah returned to Springfield to attend Missouri State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art and Culture with an emphasis in Museum Studies. Sarah worked as an Art History Area Assistant and Grant Research Assistant while attending MSU and completed internships with Christian County Museum, Springfield Art Museum, and Springfield Regional Arts Council. Her research has been featured in the Christian County Historian newsletter and several public exhibitions. She has presented papers at the MSU Annual Intercollegiate Art History Symposium, Springfield’s First Friday Art Talk series, the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, and the Missouri Archaeological Society Annual Meeting.