Advisors are here to assist you, but remember—each student has ultimate responsibility for his or her own education.

Jenna Bucci Jenna Bucci

Director | Academic Advisor
(301) 405-9973  |

Jenna directs the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and has worked in this office for over fifteen years.  Prior to being a TERP, Jenna worked for the Florida Gators and the West Virginia Mountaineers.  She received her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University, and interestingly enough holds four certificates in coaching: football, wrestling, soccer, and gymnastics. 

With over 20 years of academic advising experience Jenna is committed to improving the student experience, and passionate about increasing sustainability efforts within the Clark School. Jenna has been a part of the Rainbow Terrapin Network since December 2008 and is married to Captain Gregory Bucci who works for the United States Department of the Army. “GO ARMY, BEAT NAVY!”

Mary Bell Mary Bell

Associate Director | Academic Advisor
(301) 405-3874 |

Mary is the Associate Director in the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.  She received her B.A. in Radio, Television & Film from the University of Maryland & received her M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland, University College.  Mary began working at the University of Maryland in 1993 and has worked in the Registrar’s Office, the Department of Communication and the Undergraduate Admissions Office prior to joining the Engineering School in 2015.  

While away from the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband & their two cats watching any type of sporting event. 

Rebecca Hosten Rebeca Hosten

Coordinator | Academic Advisor
(301) 405-9973 |

Rebeca is the Academic Coordinator for the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Rebeca has worked for the Engineering School for twenty years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management with a minor in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Maryland University College. She also has an Associate Degree in Interior Design from Montgomery College, a certificate in Bridal Consultant and Web Design.

In her spare time, Rebeca likes to spend time with her family, knitting, face painting, baking and decorating cakes, and traveling.

Shannon Bate Shannon Bate

Academic Advisor
(301) 405-9973 |

Shannon is an Academic Advisor for the Office Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.  Shannon received both her bachelor's degree, in History Secondary Education, and her master's degree, in Post Secondary Education, from Salisbury University.  She also received a master's certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.  Shannon is a member of the National Education Honor's Society, Kappa Delta Pi.  Before joining the staff at the University of Maryland at College Park, Shannon served as an Academic Advisor at University of Maryland University College for three years.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends; attending and watching professional sports games; traveling and going to the beach; as well as, relaxing and reading a good book.

Shannon Hayes Shannon Hayes

Transfer Coordinator | Academic Advisor
(301) 405-9973 |

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Shannon Hayes is proud to call herself a "three-time" Terp!  First coming to UMD as an undergraduate student, she has been involved on campus as an Orientation Advisor, Writing Tutor, and Peer Advisor.  After she graduated with her B.A. in English Language and Literature, Shannon began working for the College of Education as an Academic Advisor.  During her time in the College of Education, Shannon completed her master's degree in Higher Education.  Now, in addition to serving as the Transfer Coordinator for Engineering, Shannon is also pursuing her third degree from UMD - a PhD in Higher Education.  When she isn't busy writing papers, Shannon enjoys cheering on her hometown sports teams and spending time with her family and friends.

Julia Marcus

Graduate Assistant | Academic Advisor
(301) 405-9973 |

Julia is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree, concentrating on Behavioral and Community Health, within the School of Public Health. Julia received her B.S. degree in Behavioral and Community Health, with a minor in French Studies, from the University of Maryland, College Park as well, so she is excited to be a two-time Terp! In her spare time, Julia enjoys cheering on the Terps at Maryland sporting events, traveling, spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and exploring our Nation’s Capital!


Engineering departments advise students for major requirements. The departmental contacts are also available for students that are deciding on a major.

Aerospace 3181 Glenn L. Martin Hall (301) 405-2376 online form
Bioengineering 2330 Kim Engineering Building (301) 405-8268 online form
Chemical & Biomolecular 2113 Chemical & Nuclear Building (301) 405-5888 email
Civil & Environmental 0174 Glenn L. Martin Hall (301) 405-7768 email
Electrical & Computer 2426 A.V. Williams Building (301) 405-3685 online form, Grad students
Fire Protection 3106 J.M. Patterson Building (301) 405-3994 online form
Keystone Program 2106 J.M. Patterson Building (301) 405-3845 online form
Materials Science & Engineering 2135 Chemical & Nuclear Building (301) 405-5989 online form
Mechanical 2186 Glenn L. Martin Hall (301) 405-2199 online form

See a Departmental Advisor if you need:

  • Pre-registration advising for 200+ level courses and you have declared a major
  • General advising information, including electives & course selections in your major
  • Information about possible teaching fellow opportunities, research opportunities, and graduate programs or careers
  • Departmental course evaluations (for transfer students)
  • General assistance
  • NOTE: If you have additional questions in regards to seats in an specific engineering course, please contact the corresponding department.