A native of Ohio, Sandra has read and performed her poetry at many venues around Toledo, Dayton, and Bowling Green, Ohio. She is the editor of “Dopeless Hope Fiends,” a recipient of a Toledo Arts Commission Accelerator Grant, as well as a teaching artist for the organization’s Art Box Project. She has published in many literary journals and anthologies. In addition, Sandra is a playwright, having led the drama ministry at her church for many years. She has served her community as board president for Naomi Inc., led poetry workshops, and participates as a judge for local poetry competitions.