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 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 nationally with a bronze medal for its design and content. From editorial she transitioned to raising the profile of nonprofits and museums, managing rebranding campaigns, website redesign projects, and publication redesigns. She joined the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in 2011.
- Western Maryland College, B.A., Honors in English and French
- Université Paris-Sorbonne
- McDaniel College, M.L.A.
- Phi Beta Kappa