Shanetric Townsend grew up in Houlka, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in Psychology in 2017. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2022. While in Law school she was President of the Law Association for Women (2020-2022). She was selected as a Business Law Fellow during her first year of Law school. She was also a member of the Moot Court Board, Business Law Society, and the Black Law Students Association.