Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Vicheda Narith

SHE-CAN Scholar: Vicheda Narith

Seeking a Technology and Engineering & Environment or Non-Profit and Social Justice Internship 

For a copy of Vicheda’s resume, please email Erika Wah in Community Building (ewah@shecan.global).

Vicheda Narith is a Sophomore in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University and studies Computer Science. 

Vicheda discovered her passion for STEM even before college, when she was mentored through UNICEF Cambodia’s Generation Future Program. Her project was highlighted in an article “A Pioneer Opening up The Digital World for Cambodian Girls” for International Women’s Day 2023.Vicheda delivered digital education and taught website development to high school students through the project. She also worked as a robotics teacher at Tech for Kids Academy and interned as a social media manager at Polymer Suite in Cambodia.

While Vicheda was born and raised in a small town in Battambang Province, at age 15 she convinced her family to allow her to move to Phnom Penh City to complete her education. Vicheda graduated high school and scored in the top 1% on the Cambodia National Exam. 

Vicheda also gained valuable leadership experience through her Take The Lead community project improving access for young women to accurate information regarding menstruation.  (SHE-CAN note: “Take The Lead” is a community service project every SHE-CAN scholar completes before coming to the U.S. for college). She put together a team and together they published a book in English and Khmer, and developed a Facebook and Instagram campaign.

Vicheda believes that computer technology has solutions to present-day problems. With her degree, she will become a problem solver and start a career in Cambodia. With her passion, she hopes to become an inspiration to young women in Cambodia and build their confidence to explore, dive into opportunities, and be active in their community.

Highlights From Vicheda’s Work Experience:

Robotics Teacher, Tech for Kids Academy 

Social Media Manager, Polymer Suite

Generation Future Mentee, UNICEF Cambodia

Languages Spoken: English and Khmer

Attending

Academic Major

Computer Science
Class of 2027

Mentor Team

Susan Bash, Partner, MICA Consulting Firm
Laila Almeida, Physician, Dermatology Associates of Morris
Ina Rose, Founder, Passion 4 People Consulting LLC
Ellen Meyer Shorb, Principal, Blue Sage Partners
Katherine Provost, Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, Wayland Housing Authority