Sandy was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, but lived her entire adult life in New York City. She had a private physical therapy practice in New York City until 2013 when she retired. She is a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom of New York City, is a past president of her sisterhood, and became a Trustee of the Board of the synagogue. At that time, she also served on WRJ's Board and held the office of Recording Secretary. Currently, she is a representative of WRJ to the United Nations.