Sarah Gethers hails from multiple states up and down the east coast. She attended Hershey High School her junior year and senior year. While there, she orchestrated the school’s first Black History Month assembly. She was an active member in the Greater Harrisburg chapter of Leaders of Tomorrow, a group operated under the National Black MBA Association. One of her responsibilities after being elected as the international president and CEO of Leaders of Tomorrow, was to institute an organization-wide community service initiative that catered to the Feed The Children non profit.
Gethers was a 2019 graduate of Duquesne University, where she pursued a degree in corporate communication. During her sophomore year at Duquesne, she helped create NAACP’s first Image Awards as vice president of NAACP. She was also president of FeelGood, an organization working to end world hunger, her junior and senior year. During her presidency of Ebony Women for Social Change, she created the school’s first Black pageant: Miss Black Duquesne University. She led other events while President of Ebony Women for Social Change, such as her three-day Womanist Series and a fashion show. In her senior year, she became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss Duquesne University.
In August of 2020, Gethers co-organized an educational community-wide event that expressed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. She is an executive board member of the recently chartered Harrisburg chapter of National Council of Negro Women. She now resides in Downtown Harrisburg, PA, and does speaking engagements in her free time. She has a passion for acting, social justice and writing.