Preethi received her Bachelors in Physics from Kerala University, India and Masters in Meteorology from CUSAT, India. She worked on Indian Summer Monsoon Teleconnections to El-Nino Southern Oscillation and Indian Ocean Dipole at IITM, Pune, India, while pursuing her Masters. Preethi was a research student at National Centre for Polar and Ocean Sciences (NCPOR), Goa, for 1 year, working on the Arctic cloud changes and associated warm events. Preethi is now working on the role of tropical clouds in the large scale circulations and how clouds changes as the climate warms.