Staff Directory

Photo of Kathy Sohar Kathy Sohar Collaboratory Director

Kathy is the director of the Collaboratory for Women Innovators.

She formerly served as assistant director for UF Innovate | The Hub. Her experience spans both the public and private sectors, including a strong technology focus, economic development, technology commercialization, grant administration, and educational outreach.

Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Mass Communications at the University of Florida. She has won several awards for her work on innovation projects and is a frequent guest speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship, and gender/diversity.

Photo of Austin Allbritton Austin Allbritton Program Assistant

Austin oversees finance, office management, and programming/event coordination for the Collaboratory for Women Innovators. He also manages the Collaboratory’s social media presence and produces multimedia content for distribution across multiple channels.

Before joining UF Innovate, Austin worked as a fiscal processor with UF/IFAS. He leverages many years of experience as a self-employed creative professional.

Austin holds a B.S. in Telecommunications and a B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.

Collaboratory for Women Innovators
UF Innovate | The Hub IMB #13/Suite 169
747 SW 2nd Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32601
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