A Marylander who grew up crabbing with her family along the Chesapeake Bay, Amy Pelsinsky has seen firsthand how changes in the environment have impacted her home state. She now works to raise awareness of the research being done to understand and meet the challenges we face at home and around the world. 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 and its 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 to understand the fundamentals of climate change preparedness and planning.
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, and as managing editor of a college alumni magazine, which was recognized by the Council for Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE) 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