Right-brained Sarah is best known for her appearances on MTVs Real World Brooklyn and The Challenge, but don’t let the label of “reality star” fool you, she’s one smart cookie. Raised by artist parents, Sarah learned at an early age how to see the world as a playground for creativity and invention. Her artistic eye has helped her create a successful Etsy business where she sells handmade jewelry, custom illustrations, and one-of-a-kind home decor. Between craft projects, Sarah travels the world, exploring and gathering inspiration from the colorful places and people she encounters. Curious and passionate about the world around her, Sarah is a self proclaimed “lifelong learner” and “answer seeker.” Sarah is pursuing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Her hobbies include crossword puzzles, day drinking, and scrolling through peopleofwalmart.com
Susie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, but after high school joined MTV’s Road Rules Down Under for the ride of her life. She has since participated in eight shows on MTV (but don’t judge her). All Susie’s reality winnings went towards her education, and in 2014 she completed her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to her academic work, Susie has begun diversity training with the legendary activist Jane Elliott who created the famed Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise. Susie now works for organizations and businesses as a diversity trainer where she uses Jane Elliott’s techniques to combat prejudice. She also writes extensively about religion, and her work has also been featured in the Huffington Post, Vox, Salon, and the Atlantic. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Adam, and their son. Even though things are pretty great, the best day of her life is and will always be when she sang on stage with the Beach Boys.
Susie blogs about religion on her website, The Gospel of Susie. Check it out below.