Director of Communications
A lifelong Marylander who grew up crabbing dockside along the Chesapeake Bay, Amy Pelsinsky has seen first-hand the changes in the environment in her home state and now works to raise awareness of the science being done to help preserve and improve the world around us. As Director of Communications for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, she manages public relations, publications, brand awareness, website content, and social media for the university’s network of research laboratories. She is also a Climate Change Professional (CC-P), certified by the Association of Climate Change Officers and the State of Maryland.
She is an award-winning writer and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in editorial, media relations, publications, website writing and redesign, marketing, and social media. She began her career as a newspaper reporter in suburban Maryland where she won awards for feature writing and investigative reporting. As managing editor of the alumni magazine of a small liberal arts college, she was recognized by the Council for Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE) nationally with a bronze medal for its design and content. From editorial, she transitioned to raising the profile of nonprofits, museums, and higher education institutions, enhancing media relations, launching social media programs, and leading rebranding campaigns, website redesign projects, and publication redesign. She joined the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in 2011.
Areas of Expertise
- Climate Change Professional (CC-P), certified by the Association of Climate Change Officers and the State of Maryland
- Western Maryland College, B.A., magna cum laude, honors in English and French
- Université Paris-Sorbonne
- McDaniel College, M.L.A.
- Phi Beta Kappa