Harika started her PhD at the University of Melbourne in September 2016. Her research aims at understanding the link between different climate variables and Tropical Cyclone formation. Harika completed her PhD in June 2020. She completed her bachelor degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Andhra University Engineering College, India in 2013 and a Master’s degree in Earth System Science and Technology at Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IIT KGP, India) in 2016. In her Master’s project, she studied the Upper Ocean Hydrographic features during the passage of Tropical Cyclones using observational data.