Originally from Sterling, VA, Sydney is a graduate from George Mason University. While attending GMU, she obtained her bachelor's of science degree in Community Health with a concentration in Global Health and a minor in Psychology. She grew up playing club volleyball and continued in her passion by coaching middle school youth in her local community. In addition to playing and coaching in high school, she refereed and played intramurals in college. Prior to working for Side-Out, Sydney spent her time working on fundraising initiatives with nonprofits that focused on disease prevention in developing countries.