Communications Office

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Communications Office is responsible for helping shape and execute overarching communications strategy for the institution and advance key priorities of the President, Board of Visitors and Office of Institutional Advancement. It manages the daily operation of the University’s central communications channels, including the website and social media accounts, guides the University’s media engagement, maintains brand reputation, and crisis communications, and provides campus partners with strategic communications counsel.


  • The Communications Office works in partnership with faculty, staff, and student colleagues to raise the University's profile and engage our audiences, from policymakers and science partners to graduate students.
  • We engage with faculty, students, and staff looking to publicize UMCES news, and prepare them to talk to the media.
  • We produce the weekly UMCES in the News internal email from our office.
  • We coordinate and distribute the monthly external Environmental Insights e-newsletter. Sign up to receive or view the archives.


  • As the gatekeepers of the UMCES brand, the Office of Communications is responsible for ensuring the UMCES brand is used consistently and used correctly. See UMCES brand and style guidelines.
  • We provide communications resources such as branding guidelines, logo files, photography and other assets to empower staff to work with us to maximize  and communications across the University. 


  • We manage the website,, which highlights information about the University and its key endeavors in research, public policy and education.
  • Each member of the community has a bio page in the website directory. Contact our office for instructions on how to complete your page. Bio page tutorial

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Contact Information
Amy Pelsinsky
Assistant Vice President for Communications
Emily Ramirez
Science Communications Specialist

Communications Resources


Media Relations

Mission and Center-Wide Reports



Social Media