Co-Founder & CEO, Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering
Polytechnic Alumni Association - International Board of Directors
(Term ending August 31, 2024)
Schillivia Baptiste is the co-founder and CEO of Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering. She has more than 17 years of experience in the civil engineering industry. She has particular expertise in site and land development. She has a strong understanding of the civil design process and has worked with clients in both the public and private sectors. Mrs. Baptiste’s expertise includes conceptual site planning; drainage design; design of septic and sewer collection systems; environmental review; zoning and land use analysis; and subdivision planning and design. She also has designed waterfront structures including bulkheads and docks. Mrs. Baptiste is a New York and New Jersey licensed Professional Engineer. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Polytechnic University and a master’s degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering). She serves on the local and national boards for Professional Women in Construction. She is also an alumna and mentor of the ACE Mentor Program. As a member of the International Board of Directors of the Polytechnic Alumni Association, she desires to engage in ways to encourage young girls and boys to enter the field of engineering. Her hope is that as a collective, the board would be able to reach the K-12 age group through intentional STEM-based programs, activities, and initiatives. She strongly believes that children believe they can be what they see. It is important for the upcoming generation to see this Poly alumna, native to Brooklyn and of Caribbean descent, in the civil engineering industry, running this race to pass the baton to them.