Staff

Staff

Our fantastic staff keep the department and program running smoothly for our students and faculty. 

  Contact Information Services
 

Lauren Argabrite

Administrative Assistant II
301-405-4367
largabri@umd.edu

  • Agricultural Science and Technology (AGST), including Agricultural Education administrative support
  • Undergraduate student/alumni records management
  • Undergraduate student reflectors, room, and computer access
  • Social media and website editing  
  • AGST events, calendar, and faculty travel coordination
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Chris Behnke 
IT Support Associate

email: pslatech@umd.edu

office: 2139B Plant Sciences Building

address: 4291 Fieldhouse Drive

phone: 301-405-7463 fax: 301-314-9308

 

Diana Cortez

Lecturer and Academic Advisor

email: dcortez@umd.edu

address: 4291 Fieldhouse Drive

phone: 301-405-4359 fax: 301-314-9308 

  • Prospective student inquiries and tours
  • Academic Programs Support
  • Course design
  • Course scheduling
  • Academic reports
  • Academic website updates
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Marcina Garner
Executive Administrative Assistant

Office of the Chair
301-405-6244

mmarcie@umd.edu

  • Assistant to the Chair-External Relations
  • Departmental and Extension support for related events, calendars, and travel coordination
  • Seminar (travel coordination)
  • External-related event scheduling for Agricultural Education and Extension Program 
  • Alumni records management
  • Departmental reflectors
  • Social media and website editing  
  • Website management
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Portia Greene

Executive Administrative Assistant

301-405-4356

pgreene2@umd.edu

  • Assistant to Chair (Internal Relations)
  • Liaison w/ external stakeholders

    Coordinator for Plant Science

  • Committees- scheduling, membership, correspondence
  • Support for Merit and Awards Committee, Third Year Review and APT processes
  • Governance Documents
  • Calendars, internal 
  • Staff Hiring Coordination with Business Office
  • Parking Coordinator; Search Committee Coordinator