Dr. Tharshikka Vickneswaran joined the University of Louisville Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in May of 2022. She received her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2017 from the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. She received her M.Eng. and Ph.D. in the field of Geotechnical Engineering at the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University. Her Ph.D. research is about the performance of geotechnical systems under extreme hydroclimatic events using finite element modeling.