At 23 years old, Saira combines her love of coaching rhythmic gymnastics with the pursuit of a PhD in Clinical Psychology. After receiving a BA in Psychology (with a minor in French), she was accepted into the prestigious Clinical Psychology program at Alliant University.
Saira competed in competing rhythmic gymnastics for 10 years, training with Anelia Ralenkova at Anelia Rhythmic Academy, and with Candace Anguish at the St. Edwards Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy (SERGA) in Seattle Washington. She also competed in artistic gymnastics in high school, attending Lake Washington High School (Go Kangs!).
Saira is a Safety and Instructor certified professional member of United States Gymnastics Association.