Project Embrace was created when Mohan Sudabattula, Founder, experienced the hardships children went through in an orphanage in India ten years ago. He noticed that the children had some of the same ailments American children had, but without the medical means to treat them. Since the launch of Project Embrace in 2017, Sudabattula and his team have reached across the world to give global good by repurposing unwanted medical devices those who need it most both local and abroad.
Mohan is a fourth-year student at the University of Utah pursuing honors in his Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Philosophy, and Health, Society and Policy with an expected graduation date in May 2019.
Prior to founding Project Embrace in October 2016, Mohan served in both the legislative and executive branches of the University of Utah’s student government before running for Student Body President. More recently, Mohan was worked as an Undergraduate Research Leader for the Office of Undergraduate Research and currently conducts interdisciplinary research in bioethics, global health, and public policy. Outside his role at Project Embrace, Mohan serves as a Policy Innovation Fellow at the Sorenson Impact Center, where he regularly engages with local governments and nonprofits to help promote social impact.
Mohan aspires to be a public servant and strives to pursue a dual graduate degree in law and public policy. His dedication to protecting and promoting human rights inspired Mohan to launch Project Embrace with the aims to reduce health inequalities and increase healthcare access through social innovation and civic engagement.
Director of Operations
Gabrielle is currently a Masters student at the University of Utah pursuing her degree in biomedical engineering, and will be graduating in 2019.
Gabrielle's research interests include brain-computer interfaces, and neural engineering and deep brain stimulation. Prior to joining Project Embrace, Gabrielle worked as a research assistant to Dr. Chuck Dorval in the department of biomedical engineering, and now currently works as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Kai Kuck in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah.
Additionally, she is a fellow for the Sorenson Impact Center, working as a data scientist to provide data diagnostics for clients as well as to measure impact for public and private sector projects. Today, she serves as an ambassador for the College of Engineering where she works with local community partners to promote higher education and women in STEM.
Gabrielle aspires to attain a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering to better assist those living with neurodegenerative diseases, as well as promote access to essential healthcare services for all. With her incredible work ethic, Gabrielle is eager to apply her knowledge and experience to Project Embrace's vision for global health.
Director of Community Outreach
Abigail is a student at the University of Utah pursuing an honors degree in both Political Science and Health, Society, and Policy. She has interned for Congresswoman Mia Love in Washington, D.C., as well as City Councilwoman Michele Weeks in Draper, UT. She previously volunteered at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah which sparked her interest in helping others, as well as her interest in the role health care services and access to healthcare plays in the lives of individuals. Abigail is thrilled to be a part of Project Embrace to learn more on how to improve health care access, as well as promote innovative global solutions to help marginalized communities everywhere.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Zac Fox is currently a fourth-year student at the University of Utah pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communications, and is expected to graduate in December 2019.
Prior to joining the Project Embrace team in 2018, Zac had previously worked in several marketing internships in both Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California. He had also worked for the U’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, and the U’s student-run outdoor magazine, Wasatch, as the Production Manager for 3 years - leading his team to achieve over ten awards recognized from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Utah Press Association. In addition to his role at Project Embrace, Zac is currently the Marketing and Creative Director of AdThing, working with clients in Salt Lake City and around the country where he has lead his team to national recognition, as well as a marketing intern for Under Armour. He is also working as a freelance designer for a digital marketing agency in California.
Zac joined Project Embrace in an effort to help amplify the passion within the nonprofit, and to get others on board with the cause. Zac aspires to start his own marketing and advertising agency after college.
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Taylor Yoo is currently a fourth-year student at the University of Utah pursuing a degree in Multidisciplinary Design, as well as Strategic Communications. He is projected to graduate in the summer of 2020.
Taylor joined the team in the summer of 2018, and he is acting as the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications. Prior to his involvement in Project Embrace, Taylor was a marketing intern at 3 different companies: inWhatLanguage, Advice Media, and Snap Finance. At inWhatLanguage and Advice media, Taylor became experienced in the field of Digital Marketing and SEO. Some of his responsibilities included client page management, link building, google ad words/analytics, social media management, content creation, lead research, and email marketing. In addition to Project Embrace, Taylor is also a Creative Specialist at AdThing, a University of Utah, student-run advertising agency that works with local clients to boost their presence.
Taylor joined the team so that Project Embrace can display their actions to audiences around the world. Taylor plans to remain working in the marketing industry, and even launch a company of his own later down the road.