Sharon has degrees and expertise in the social sciences. She has a Master of Arts degree in sociology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in cultural anthropology and sociology. Toward these degrees, she took courses in additional social science disciplines including psychology, philosophy, language, religion, history, women's studies and social work.
Sharon created the curriculum for and taught two semesters of a college sociology course as a graduate teaching assistant, for which she received an award for excellence in teaching. Sharon was published in three social science encyclopedias and has written a few online articles on sociology topics.