Rohit grew up in Punjab and graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a major in electrical engineering. After briefly working in different technology based research roles, he felt his calling lay in public services. He was selected as an Indian Administrative Services officer in 2006. He has worked as the district magistrate, which is the head of District Government in India, in six different districts. As the district magistrate, he was responsible for direct supervision of more than twenty government departments, maintaining law and order in the jurisdiction, and coordinating with multiple agencies to ensure the holistic development of district. He passionately believes in promoting and executing policies that protect the environment along with economic development. While studying for MPP program at Princeton, he rediscovered his passion for research and scholarship. He hopes to continue his journey of developing skills for contributing towards a sustainable future with the STEP PhD program at the institute.