Beautifying our communities through trails, sidewalks and design

Tyler Meserole, Infrastructure Associate Engineer

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Having worked in both the Houston and Austin offices of RPS, Tyler Meserole is a Roadway EIT in Infrastructure for RPS North America. 

QWhat do you do and what are some cool projects you have done?

I am a roadway EIT in Infrastructure. I mainly work on City of Austin projects including hike and bike trails, sidewalks, and drainage projects. A really cool project I helped design is currently in construction. It is the Walnut Creek Hike and Bike Trail in North Central Austin. It’s a few miles long with 3 pedestrian bridges. It should be completed in about a year!

Quick Q&A

What job did you want when you were growing up?

As a kid, I always wanted to be a math and science teacher. I loved playing school with my dolls. As I got into high school, I joined our Green Club and lead an initiative to install solar panels on our school. I fundraised and project managed the program and eventually found my way to civil engineering with a desire to make our environment more accessible and sustainable.

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I love to host dinner parties and spend the weekends with my family and friends at our family lakehouse or farm.

QThis year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Break the bias’, aiming for women’s equality and celebrating inclusivity. However, there don’t seem to be barriers for women entering consulting, ecology and similar roles. Why is this – what is this industry getting right? (And what else could it do?)

I agree that women in a technical field such as civil engineering is more common than in other fields. In my opinion, results drive our industry and so it doesn’t matter the gender, race,  or other bias as long as the work is done efficiently and effectively. I think RPS does an excellent job of providing opportunities and experiences for all of our young EITs and especially women.

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