Manasa Suresh, MA

Learning Specialist

Manasa is an Educational Specialist at the Schwab Learning Center (SLC) at CHC. With over seven years of experience in the public school system, Manasa has hands-on experience with learning differences, and sees learner variability as a source of diversity and richness in the community. Embracing a holistic approach, Manasa prioritizes strategies that support executive functioning, academic confidence, and mental health. She believes in empowering individuals as their own advocates, utilizing self-reflective processes as the cornerstone for crafting personalized learning strategies.

Beyond her role at the SLC, Manasa is a musician who dedicates her spare time to performing and teaching. She enjoys listening to various genres of music, spending quality time with family, and reading.


  • MA, Music, University of Silicon Andhra
  • MA, Education, University of California Davis
  • BS, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of California Davis


  • California Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • California Bilingual Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Credential


  • Fulbright US Junior Scholar Award


  • Tamil