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Erin S. O’Keefe is director of Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Community Service and Justice, overseeing student and faculty community engagement, community partnerships, and community development initiatives. O’Keefe joined Loyola in August of 2010 as founding director of the university’s York Road Initiative, a place-based community development initiative. Previously, O’Keefe worked in community affairs for Johns Hopkins University, as a research assistant for housing and redevelopment policy in the department of public policy at UMBC, and in community services management at Catholic Charities of Baltimore. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola, a master’s degree in public policy from UMBC, and is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation in urban policy at UMBC. She lives Baltimore City and serves on the board of directors for Citizens Planning & Housing Association and Strong City Baltimore.