Our Team

Shalin Townsend, P.E.


Shalin Townsend began her career in Engineering when she received her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from McNeese State University in Louisiana. She was the first in her family to do so. Her concentration was in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She immediately put her education to work as an Engineering Intern at the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury in Lake Charles, Louisiana, specializing in traffic engineering, where she discovered her passion for using her engineering knowledge to help make a positive impact on small communities.

Shalin earned her Professional Engineer licensure in the State of Louisiana after passing her PE Exam and working under a licensed engineer for four years at the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. Shalin’s experience includes project management, performing traffic engineering for municipalities, development planning and permitting, and public engagement. She joins our Lake Charles team as a specialist in Traffic Engineering.

Areas of Expertise

  • Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  • Development Planning and Permitting
  • Project Management
  • Public Engagement
  • Crash Data Analysis & Traffic Mitigation

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers – Deep South Section
  • Louisiana Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers

Personal Life

Shalin enjoys long distance running, travel, and production/set design for short films. She is also an advocate in her community, currently serving as Second Vice-President for the Lake Charles Graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, where she oversees the chapter’s philanthropic and community outreach. She also loves spending time with her companion, Aaron, beautiful bonus daughter, Layla, and her 3 sweet doggies, Missy, Levi & Luna.


  • McNeese State University – B.S. Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics (2015)


  • Louisiana