Meet Ivy Harmon, PE
Title
Staff Geotechnical Engineer

Expertise
Slope stability modeling
Seepage and Unsaturated Materials
Settlement


Location
Baton Rouge, LA

Hired
2013

Ivy chose engineering as her profession after job shadowing several engineers in high school. “I liked how involved the civil engineer was with the people who would be using the facility as well as the people who would be constructing it.”

She joined GeoEngineers after receiving her masters in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completing two internships—one in geotechnical and materials testing and another in electrical power distribution. “After finishing my graduate degree, I knew that I wanted to find an opportunity to learn, be challenged, and benefit from working with experts.” Working in geotechnical design in Louisiana is particularly attractive to her because of the unique design problems it presents, from sandy gulf beaches to bridges over bayous and swamps, to alluvial deposits of the Mississippi, and man-made levees.

In her free time, Ivy plans to explore her newly adopted state through her hobbies of canoeing, hiking, photography and folk dancing.

Recent Field Notes


The Long-Term Value of Geotechnical Reports
By Ivy Harmon, Aug 11, 2016
What is the value of a geotechnical investigation? Yes, our reports will...