Kelly Costello is currently a Structural Engineering Ph.D. Candidate at the University of South Florida (USF). She moved from Boca Raton on the east coast of Florida to Tampa on the west coast to attend USF in 2009. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 and Master’s degree in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering in 2016 at USF. Her master’s degree included a thesis titled The Full Scale Evaluation of Organic Soil Mixing. In her free time she enjoys kitesurfing and travelling.