SHARC Welcomes Abby Gracy

Abby graduated from UF in May of 2022 with her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She will be working at SHARC as study recruiter on the Florida Cohort Project and with the Marijuana Consortium.

Abby started at SHARC on May 16th, if you see her make sure to say “hello!”


What do you like to do in your free time?
When I’m feeling adventurous, I love exploring nature areas in and around Gainesville. Ichetucknee Springs, San Felasco State Park, and Sweetwater Wetlands Park are a few of my favorites! Most of the time, though, you can find me on the couch watching reality TV with my sisters.

Do you have a favorite pet?
My favorite (and only!) pet is my cat, Alby. She’s a 9-year-old Lynx Point Siamese with a spicy yet lovable personality.

Who inspires you?
My sisters Hannah and Annie inspire me to lead with compassion and live my truth.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?
I would hire a financial advisor first to help with saving and investing. Then, I would make sure my parents and sisters are set for life, take a trip around the world, and donate the rest to charities and nonprofits.

Whats the best advice you were ever given?
It helps me to think about how people are mostly focused on themselves; they probably aren’t paying attention to what I’m doing. This sentiment has helped me manage gym-timidation and make decisions without fear of judgment.