Sharon was pre-med as an undergraduate at UCSB. After graduating in 2004 with a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, Sharon worked as a health editor at 7x7 Magazine in San Francisco. To delve deeper into medical journalism, she has accepted editorial positions with UCSF medical center, Keck School of Medicine of USC and Livestrong.com. She has also worked as a freelance health writer for several publications, such as Yoga Journal, Whole Life Times, New You Magazine, Healthline.com, and NPR. Sharon was also a high school biology teacher for 5 years and has also taught yoga and meditation for adults and in schools for more than 10 years.