As a child, Sarantakis spoke primarily Greek. In elementary school she became fluent in the English language. Sarantakis was home schooled throughout middle school and began attending Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin at the age of sixteen.
Sarantakis graduated magna cum laude from Carthage College as a Clausen Scholar, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Bachelor) degree in political science and philosophy.
While attending Carthage she served as Chapter President and Founder of the American Criminal Justice Association. She was recognized with a Patterson Leadership award and earned distinction as a Wingspread Fellow of the Johnson Foundation.
Sarantakis"s undergraduate career examined the shifting attitudes of young people in the United States and the effect of secularization in the public policy debate concerning same-sex civil liberties. Sarantakis examined the tension between church and state and predicted the legalization of same-sex marriage, or its equivalent, as the Millennial generation gained the majority in political office.
Her empirical study "Aging Millennials: Predictions on the Progression of Public Policy Regarding Same-Sex Civil Liberties" was published in the Wisconsin Sociological Association"s academic journal, Sociological Imagination.
Sarantakis is currently pursuing her juris doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.