The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI), Houston, has announce a new addition to its naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm — Corrin Souders. She has joined TSGI as a naval architect.

Souders graduated as an officer from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut with a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Her Senior Design Project was geared towards the design of a Double-Acting Duel Fuel Arctic Support Vessel.

She accumulated six years of experience as a USCG Lieutenant and field marine inspector. Before working at TSGI, Souders was the chief of inspections at the Marine Safety Unit in Lake Charles, LA., where she supervised domestic and foreign vessels at the nation’s 11th busiest port by tonnage.

Souders completed her internship in 2014 at the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center in Washington, D.C., where she proposed regulatory updates to improve the assessment of non- monohulls using Righting-Arm instead of GM. She also received the CG Humanitarian Service Medal in 2017 for Hurricane Harvey and the Commendation Medal in 2020 for Hurricane Laura.