Sahas Sok attends the University of Portland studying civil engineering. Since stepping foot on the Manhattan subway system, and riding public transportation in Portland and San Francisco, Sahas has taken a special interest in traffic and transportation engineering. After graduation, Sahas hopes to improve the efficiency, resiliency and sustainability in transportation and water resource management in Cambodia.
When she’s not in class, Sahas is an undergraduate researcher for the civil engineering department at her school working on Water Supply and Wildfire Risk in Oregon which she think, is so relevant and important. Before coming to the U.S. until now, Sahas has been a part of many projects to further develop Cambodia and even started her own project called Yes Student Network (YSN) in 2019. YSN was created with the goal of igniting a passion for STEM in high school students living in more rural provinces of Cambodia. Her passion for getting more women into STEM led her to be a project support officer, content creator, ambassador leader, Robotic Program Officer and World Robotic Olympic Cambodia Judging Coordinator at STEM Education Organization for Cambodia where she continues to help not just women and girls but everyone participating in World Robotic Olympia.
This Fall, Sahas is beyond grateful to be able to study abroad at Lund University in Sweden where she has taken her most favorite class, critical infrastructure resilience.