Sarah Kozma grew up in the North Syracuse/Liverpool area. She received a BA in History, with a minor in International Studies, which concentrated on Russia and Eastern Europe, from Gordon College in Massachusetts. Shortly after college, Sarah interned at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Maine, presenting educational programs, working with the collections and archives and creating exhibits. From 2003-2007 she was employed at the Onondaga Historical Association Research Center, as Research Associate. In 2008, Sarah received a MA in Early Modern History from the University of Manchester in England. While in England, she worked as a research assistant for a university lecturer, mainly transcribing 18th and early 19th century documents for various research projects, books and articles. She also volunteered at the Manchester Archives and Local Studies, indexing and transcribing collections.
After several years of studying and working in Manchester, England, Sarah returned to the Onondaga Historical Association Research Center, assisting patrons doing in-house research and providing a research service for those outside the area, as well as maintaining and organizing the research facilities. She now serves as the Director of Archives & Special Collections, continuing to preserve our history through her archival work.