Sheryl graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Human Biology, then received her M.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1990. She completed a residency in General Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska. She then completed a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics and received a Masters in Public Health in 1997 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Since 1997, Sheryl has been a practicing Pediatrician in Omaha.