Thirty Under 30 Award
The Pi Kappa Phi Thirty Under 30 Award seeks to recognize young alumni for their accomplishments in life after college, and encourage other alumni to participate through the nominations process.
Student members, alumni and friends of the fraternity are encouraged to nominate young alumni for this award. A committee of alumni will review applications and select honorees. These finalists will be awarded, and their stories communicated through the Star & Lampand other fraternity communications.
THIRTY UNDER 30 QUALIFICATIONS
While qualifications for this honor can vary, there are some basic tenets reflective of Pi Kappa Phi that should be included.
- Commitment to fraternal values. The actions of each recipient reflect the values of the fraternity, especially leadership and/or service.
- Distinguished achievement. The alumnus has distinguished himself in his career field or another demonstrable way which causes him to stand separate from his peers.
- Young alumni in good standing. The alumnus must be under the age of 30, and be in good standing with both the national organization and his chapter.
Bobby was a re-founding father and served the chapter as their Secretary and Philanthropy Chair. After graduation, he worked as a genetics researcher at the UCD anthropology department and was an alumni advisor for the undergraduate chapter. He has since been enrolled at Arizona State and is pursuing his Ph.D. At ASU Bobby leads research at the Population & Forensic Genetics Lab, primarily studying human and primate genetics in the context of forensics, evolution, and health. Bobby has been published in journals, featured in conferences, and recently wrote a chapter for a genetics textbook.