A native to Land O’ Lakes, Florida, Graceanne Hoback has made the move to the capital city of Tallahassee in pursuit of her Bachelor's degree in both Political Science and Sociology at Florida State University. Upon becoming a Florida State Student, Graceanne recognized the opportunities on both the Florida State campus and in the Tallahassee community to help target inequity and inequality in the classroom and at the voting booth.
In her position as the President of the Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Group) at FSU, Graceanne has been able to be at the forefront of issues such as: fighting to make college course materials more accessible and affordable, ensuring college students are registered to vote and going to the polls, and reworking the institutional structures that promote food insecurity among college students. Through these initiatives, Graceanne has served to educate policymakers on the student experience, connect with the community about their needs, and ultimately gain an appreciation of the great work being done by partner organizations like the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee. The blossoming partnership between the League of Women Voters and Student PIRGs serves as the inspiration for Graceanne’s community engagement initiatives as a member of the League’s board.
In her time at Florida State, Graceanne also engages in research on solutions to educational disparities to complement her activism and advocacy. Beyond her time on campus, Graceanne values the time she is able to spend with the horseback riding community, the bodybuilding community, and her wonderful family and friends.