Ph.D, PE, Civil Engineer: Oruba attended college in Birzeit, Palestine and received her Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, she then moved to the US where she received both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from New Jersey Institute of Technology with an emphasis on structural engineering. Her dissertation title was “Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Columns Subjected to Blast Loads” and she has also published four papers in the same field at the ASCE/SEI, IMECE, and ASME. Oruba is a Certified Professional Engineer in the state of California and is skilled in ANSYS APDL, LS-DYNA, STAAP PRO, SAP2000, and AUTOCAD. Oruba loves volunteering at humanitarian projects and started an initiative in Palestine for rehabilitation of existing houses of needy families, where engineering students and engineers raise funds, build, rehabilitate, and furnish homes of needy families in a timely manner. As a One Community volunteer, Oruba is helping with the development of the structural engineering plans for the Duplicable City Center.