Catholic Student Center Staff
Fr. Rob Walsh
I am a UMD alum (‘92) and returned to the campus in 2010 as Chaplain. My primary aim is to foster the Catholic culture among students here. I love serving the students through offering Mass and Confession, as well as spiritual direction. Once you turn 21, let me know and we’ll go out for a beer!
I am married with 5 kids, a graduate of Georgetown University ’86 &’07, and a parishioner at St. Jane deChantal in Bethesda. I have been involved in youth and young adult ministry since 1979, and started at the CSC in 2008 in Administration and Development and love it! I am known as the CSC MOM, for giving awesome hugs, and always have chocolate (and tissues) in my office.
I am originally from Guatemala, and the longest current staff member having worked here since 1999! I maintain our facility and bring a warm smile and friendly conversation (especially to young students learning Spanish) to anyone I meet. According to Fr. Bill Byrne, chaplain from 1999-2007, the best thing he ever did here was hire Paulina!
I graduated from Rutgers University in 2009, and I have been doing Campus Ministry ever since. I started at the CSC in 2011 and I love serving the students here. My favorite CSC things: Retreat, teaching RCIA women’s ministry and meeting one on one with students. I’m a total foodie, so if you want to try something new and different I’m in!
I’m a graduate of The Catholic University of America (2010) and have been at the CSC since 2013 when I married my kick-butt wife, Mimi. Our deliciously precious daughter Teresa Francesca was born January 2015, and no, I don’t eat babies, but she tempts me everyday. My favorite CSC things involve: men’s ministry, post-graduate service opportunities, and explaining the true meaning of sex and all issues that surround it.
I am a Texas native, going into my second year with FOCUS. After serving at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I have joined the team here in Maryland! Go Terps! I graduated from Texas State University, with an accounting degree. I enjoy playing and watching all types of sports, especially baseball, football, hunting, and fishing! I grew up playing baseball, and if you were to ask, there is a good chance I would have my glove on me.
This is my third year as a FOCUS Missionary at UMD. I graduated in 2014 from Colorado State University with a degree in Vocal Music. I am a member of Kappa Delta sorority, and enjoy talking too much, eating delicious food, drinking delicious coffee, and listening to classical music in my car.
FOCUS Team Member
I am from Newington, CT and I graduated from the University of Connecticut as a Pathobiology major. One of my favorite things about Uconn is the dairy bar where they make their own ice cream. I love dogs, cake, the ocean, dancing, and laughing. Fun fact: Some day I would love to be a beekeeper and make my own honey and candles.
FOCUS Team Member
Born and raised half my life in San Diego, California I am torn between my love of the East and West coasts. I graduated from George Mason University in 2015. I love movies and music (seriously ALL genres) and I am currently self-teaching myself how to play the ukulele, so I love jamming too. I am also a huge sports fan, but you’ll have to meet me to find out what teams I cheer for! As for now…GO TERPS!
FOCUS Team Member
I am a native Marylander from Columbia, MD and graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2014. I am returning back to the University of Maryland for a second year as a FOCUS Missionary. I enjoy playing all kinds of sports, dancing, exploring the great outdoors through fishing and hiking, and I love the Redskins. At the age of 13, I once ate a dozen donuts in one sitting.