PROPEL Program Contact Information

Program Administrators

For general program questions from either current scholars and mentors or those who are interested in applying to the program, please contact the PROPEL Program Administrators:

Jasajo Green Mcdaniel  ([email protected])
Demian Sainz ([email protected])

Program Leadership

For specific questions, contact any of the PROPEL founders below.


Todd Nystul, PhD ([email protected])
Ryan Hernandez, PhD ([email protected])


Odessa Yabut, PhD ([email protected])

Student Affairs

Paola Betancur, PhD ([email protected])

Community Building

Yazmin Carrasco, PhD ([email protected])

Advisory Committee

Mark Ansel, PhD ([email protected])
Sam Pleasure, MD, PhD ([email protected])