Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Sopharoth “Rosie” Ith

SHE-CAN Scholar: Sopharoth “Rosie” Ith

Rosie Ith graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Economics and a minor in Political Science. Currently, Rosie is pursuing her graduate education in International Policy at Stanford University. Along with her education, Rosie is working as a Program Assistant at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco. Her work empowers and amplifies underrepresented communities and enterprises by establishing connections between Canadian companies and the Bay Area and Silicon Valley ecosystem. 

Rosie was the first SHE-CAN scholar at UP, paving the way for the rest of her SHE-CAN sisters. In Summer 2022, Rosie was a Provost Initiative Awardee where she conducted policy research and analysis with the Center for Migration, Gender and Justice on the Global Compact on Migration (GCM) and Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). 

At UP, Rosie was an FGEN (First Generation College Student) Programming and Event Coordinator who led a team of 18 other student Ambassadors on events planning that serves the FGEN Community at her school. She was an Admissions Assistant at the International Student Services on campus and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She spent the Spring semester of 2020 studying abroad in London.

After returning to the U.S in January 2021, Rosie engaged in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion discussion at UP and advocated for International Students on campus. She believes that Cambodia’s development must include women’s participation, and she is determined to use her voice to increase the number of women in the workforce in order to lift Cambodia from poverty.

​Watch her leadership speech here.

Watch her talk on Power of Women’s Leadership here.


Sopharoth (Rosie) Ith

Academic Major

Class of 2022

Mentor Team

Shannon Faucette
Claudia Hinz, Owner, Wholistic Consciousness
Christine Mattsson, Personal Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant, J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier
Karen Meadows, Author and Consultant, Karen Meadows Consulting
Beverley Talbott