Rakesh received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree in the year 2013 from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, India. He worked as an Assistant Civil Engineer(Intern) For "JSS Constructions" (June 2011- Sep 2011 & June 2012 - Sep 2012). As part of his internship, Rakesh's duties were Designing, Site Engineering, Cost Estimation, Quality Control, Scheduling, Cost Management, Safety management, maintaining Client relations. He continued with his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. He did thesis research on "FRP Strengthening of Pre-stressed Concrete Structures" under the guidance of Dr. Nur Yazdani.