Clarissa Manansala Louis

Master of Business Administration


Graduating With Honors
Executive MBA


Detroit, Michigan

Award Bio

Clarissa Manansala Louis oversees a product management team at Charles Schwab Investment Management, where her team's mandate is dedicated to the lifecycle of their proprietary fixed income lineup. Prior to joining Schwab, Clarissa held a variety of strategic roles within the asset management industry, including time with Blackrock, where she focused on the manufacturing, launch, and distribution of financial products across the globe.

My Greatest Supporters

My husband and our two daughters rose to the challenge and were in my court daily. With 4 different school desktops managed under one roof, and continuous hours on Zoom calls (especially throughout the stay at home order), our lifestyle forced us to mobilize and bond as a family in new ways. As tough as it was, I am blessed to have shared (and endured!) this unique season with them.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I met many amazing humans at SMC. Together we celebrated each other’s achievements and strengths, while also honoring our weaknesses and vulnerabilities along the way. The unforgettable backdrop of a global pandemic made the curriculum even more impactful. I was privileged to co-moderate a panel with Bay Area leaders to discuss California's road to recovery and encourage call to action tactics.

My Next Chapter

Excited to greet this next chapter with joy, gratitude and humility. While occupied with the commitments of school and a full-time job, every staycation over the past two years was met with friends and family who kept my tribe in awesome company. I'd like to celebrate this milestone with those who supported us. I'm also moved to find more opportunities to serve the community with purpose.

Clubs and Activities

Dr. E and Friends (see Spotify artist page/ URL): Co-Founder & Content Contributor
EMBRACE Church: Staff Parish Relations Co-Chair

Favorite Quote

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
— Milton Berle