Sarakk RithMS - Human Ecology


Sarakk Rith is a first-year Master of Science student in Human Ecology. He is fascinated in exploring and learning about educational policies and civil society studies that promote the quality of education in the rural and remote areas especially to bridge the gap between rural and urban students.

Education and Relevant Experience

Sarakk Rith earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Management and Economics in Cambodia. He also graduated from Build Bright University in Cambodia, majoring in Entrepreneurship.

Sarakk has been working for a few Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the education sector especially in the leadership role in Cambodia. Before coming to the US for his studies, Sarakk worked for a local and educational NGO that mentors high school students in mainly two under-served areas in Siem Reap Province called PEPY Empowering Youth (PEPY) as an Executive Director. Within this role, he was able to help PEPY gets accreditation from a very independent committee on Governance and Professional Practice (GPP). Besides the leadership role, Sarakk also teaching “Introduction to Business”, and “Entrepreneurship” to PEPY university scholarship students at the PEPY Learning Center.

Awards and Recognition

2019- Sarakk Rith was awarded to attend the Young South-Asian Leaders Initiative (YEALI), in the same year, he was also invited to attend the Obama Leaders Convening in Malaysia.

Portrait of Sarakk Rith, a man with black hair, wearing a white shirt, black pants, and a watch.

Degree Program

  • MS in Human Ecology


Phone: 608-556-7764