2023 Thirty Under 30

Rubinjeet Sangha


When he first joined Pi Kappa Phi, Rubinjeet Sangha, Epsilon Nu (Cal State-Sacramento), was suffering from social anxiety, depression and was stuck in his shell. Throughout his undergraduate experience, he had a strong support system, was introduced to leadership and learned to be accountable for a project. He went on to serve as his chapter’s philanthropy chairman, pushing him to take initiative and fundraise $10,000, the largest amount the chapter had ever raised. He was also able to bring War of the Roses to his campus, raising money and awareness for The Ability Experience, a cause close to his heart and one of the main reasons he chose Pi Kappa Phi, as someone who grew up with an uncle who had a disability. He later served as vice archon, primarily overseeing recruitment, where he learned that “people join people, a lesson he has carried with him into his career. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Rubinjeet went on to earn a master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering and was hired as a structural project engineer at Ashley & Vance Engineering Inc., working on various structural projects ranging from retaining walls and accessory dwelling units to mixed five-story buildings, affordable housing complexes and custom residential homes. Outside of work, he serves his community by participating in SEVA Selfless Service, an organization that works to feed the less fortunate in Sacramento, as well as the Structural Engineers Association of Central California, serving as a member of the Sustainable Design Committee. In this role, he educates others about sustainable buildings and the potential they have to reduce the effects of global warming. While doing this, he continues to work towards his ultimate goal of one day designing a structure on the planet Mars.  




Rubinjeet and his fellow Thirty Under 30 recipients will be honored at the 2023 Pi Kapp Alumni Reunion. Interested in joining us? Click here to learn more.