Manasa Ywho started her career as a teacher and coach, is committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional potential by understanding your authentic story. Having had an untraditional route to graduate school herself, she knows firsthand the power of genuine and value-aligned applications and draws energy from the challenge of helping candidates create their own powerful narrative.
Manasa has always been focused on what she calls “wicked problems”. From the start of her career to now she’s worked on complex issues – education equity, social justice and civic innovation – to name a few. Upon graduating from UCLA, she began her career as part of the startup team at Teach For India, and has since then worked at a social innovation design firm, started her own girls education focused fellowship and most recently was part of a small team that launched the inaugural innovation unit in California’s Department of Justice (under former Attorney General Kamala Harris). She received a merit-based scholarship at Kellogg to pursue a dual-degree masters [MMM – MBA + MS in design innovation at Segal] because she genuinely believes in having a wide range of tools to tackle societal and global problems. Throughout this mission-driven journey, she’s consistently taken time to be a mentor, coach, and thought partner to a wide-set of candidates because she knows it takes a village to develop a great graduate school application.
While Manasa is California born and raised (‘…westside is where she’s spent most of her days’ – extra points if you know that reference), she’s lived and worked in India and Europe. She draws energy from all forms of dance [both choreographing and performing] and loves hosting storytelling dinners.
STATUS: Available or Round 1 2018