Melanie Moonsamy


Chavez Student Center

Academic Advising Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Provides coordination among the ASC Academic Advisors.  Advises and assists student athletes towards holistic development, including academic options and alternatives while understanding and complying with University, College, and NCAA rules and requirements. Provides tailored academic counseling to maximize student athlete potential and academic performance while balancing athletic and personal commitments.


Melanie was born and raised in South Africa. She graduated from Cal with a double major in Political Science and Mass Communications and has also completed course-work in the Graduate School of Education. Melanie lives in the East Bay with her husband and two children. Prior to her role in the Advising Program, Melanie coordinated the Tutorial Program for the Athletic Study Center for approximately 10 years.