Rose is the communications lead for the Steering Group

Rose Sundt

Rose received her BA in 2015, having read Oriental Studies (Japanese), focussing on literature and post-war narratives and reception in modern Japanese culture.

After graduating, she has had a varied career, including as an international tax advisor, then as a journalist for a Japanese newspaper, and she now works as a Director of HR in London.

Rose spent several years living in in her Norwegian husband’s home city of Trondheim (becoming one of the few people who speak Japanese and Norwegian) and loves to wax lyrical about both her adopted countries!

Rose was raised by strong women; her mother, aunt, and grandmother, who have been her guiding lights and without whom she feels she wouldn’t have been able to succeed at Oxford. The Women's Network encourages and empowers current and future generations to overcome challenges, and realise that they can do anything because they are a woman, not in spite of it. Rose is particularly interested in inspiring women from 'ordinary' or international backgrounds to apply to Oxford and to achieve diverse notions of success beyond. Rose edits the Women's Network E-newsletter, and is always happy to hear pitches for future articles about interesting women in the SJC community and their achievements.

In her spare time, Rose translates and runs events for the Sake Trade in the UK. She enjoys visiting art galleries, snapping up a bargain, and above all, she is avid traveller – her last major trip was a whistle stop tour of Japan for her honeymoon, combined with a sake tour of course.