Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice

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Professional Team | Graduate Assistant Team | Undergraduate Student Intern Team

Professional Team

marie mcsweeney anderson headshotMarie McSweeney Anderson
Assistant Director for the York Road Initiative

Education: Bachelors degree, Loyola University '11, currently working towards M.A. in Liberal Studies at Loyola

Work Experience: AmeriCorps VISTA with the York Road Initiative, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator at Digital Harbor High School and Volunteer Student Teacher at Jessup Correctional Institution.

Interests: Exploring Baltimore, social justice issues, food access & food security, farmers' markets, community organizing, reading, live music & local bands, cooking, travel, tattoos, and hanging with my S.O. & pit-mix rescue!


jean lee-cole headshotJean Lee Cole
Faculty Director for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship

Education: B.A., English, Carleton College; M.A. & Ph.D., English Literature, University of Texas (Austin)

Work Experience: Associate Professor of English, American literature (nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), service-learning, research on literary communities in Baltimore, founding director of the American Studies program, Board on Rank and Tenure, Messina Advisory Board

Interests: Piano, tennis, gardening, cooking, knitting, painting and other visual arts, urban hikes around Baltimore (with and without dog), Orioles, baseball, her husband.

mari desangles headshotMari Desangles
Associate Director for Programs

Education: B.A., Anthropology, University of Central Florida; M.S. Ed. in Community and Social Change, University of Miami

Work Experience: service as a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer working with farmworker and immigrant communities, advocate for immigration rights, farm worker labor rights and protections, in Florida and nationally, developed service-learning/immersion program

Interests: Social change and justice, environmental justice, spirituality, spending time with friends and family, films, music, and the outdoors.

Gerald T Ford headshotGerald T. Ford
Associate Director for Administration

Education: B.A., Political Science and Public Policy, Clark Atlanta University; M.S. Public Management and Policy, Policy Analysis and Financial Management, Carnegie Mellon University; M.B.A., University of Baltimore

Work Experience: community economic development, budget analyst, policy analyst, program development and evaluation, grant management, nonprofit management training and consulting

Interests: Community empowerment, chess, cooking, spending time with my family, listening to music, spoken word poetry.

Angela Nantamu
Assistant Director for Immersion Programs

Education: B.A., History, University of South Florida; M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Louisiana State University

Work Experience: served as AmeriCorps member in New Orleans, LA working with disaster recovery, nonprofit development, and volunteer management; student leadership development, teaching, nonprofit fundraising and event planning

Interests: Yoga, creative writing, listening to brass bands, education policy, crafting, traveling, spending time with family, and following Jesus.


Malia Maniyatt headshotChin-Mei (Malia) Maniyatt
Assistant Director for Student Supervision

Education: B.A., Business Administration, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan; M.A., Human Resources Management, University of Hull, UK; M.A., Spiritual and Pastoral Care, Loyola University Maryland

Work Experience: management consulting, pastoral care and spiritual development for mentally challenged individuals, hospital chaplaincy

Interests: Traveling, spending time with my family, inter-faith and spirituality, singing and listening to music

Kate Figiel Miller headshotKate Figiel-Miller
Assistant Director for Service-Learning

Education: B.S., Psychology, Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University); Ed.M., Prevention Science and Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Work Experience: research assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on projects to improve school climate; Jesuit volunteer for advocacy for juvenile justice reform; after school enrichment programming; dyslexia education; evaluation for youth programming

Interests: Equality in education; peace, board games, the outdoors, cooking and enjoying food, and lindy hop dancing

erin o'keefe headshotErin S. O'Keefe

Education: B.A., Political Science, Writing and Asian studies, Loyola College; M.P.P., Urban Policy, UMBC

Work Experience: founding director for the York Road Initiative, community development, urban policy research, program development and evaluation, volunteer management, grant writing, fundraising

Interests: Reading novels and news, practicing yoga, learning daily, traveling, growing tomatoes, eating pizza, working through collective impact to make change.

magdalena headshotMagdalena Tsiongas
York Road Initiative School & Community Resource Coordinator/MDCCC
AmeriCorps VISTA
Education: B.A., Justice Studies, Rhode Island College

Work Experience: helping plan a transitions clinic for medical needs of newly released inmates; public school tutoring in Los Angeles and Providence, RI; youth and tribal outreach with the National Wildlife Refuge System.

jean anne headshotJean Anne Walsh
Program Assistant

Education: B.S., Economics, Mt. Saint Mary's University

Work Experience: Commercial and consumer lending, bookkeeping.

Interests: Spending time with my family, piano, guitar, listening to music, service, nutrition and mental health. 

Graduate Assistant Team

Omonsefe (Efe) Atamenwan
Masters Student in Psychology, B.A., Bryn Mawr College
Graduate Assistant for Work-Study (ccsjworkstudy@loyola.edu)

Malaka Castle
Masters Student in Pastoral Counseling, B.A., Coppin State University
Graduate Assistant for Spring Break Outreach (sbo@loyola.edu)

Katherine (Kit) Cross
Masters Student in Emerging Media, B.A., Minnesota State University (Moorhead)
Graduate Assistant for Special Projects (specialprojects@loyola.edu)

Megan Ingraham
Masters Student in Psychology, B.A., Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning (servicelearningga@loyola.edu)

Undergraduate Student Intern Team

Student Service Coordinator Interns are liaisons between campus and specific community partners. They organize training and orientation sessions, facilitate reflections on service experiences, and coordinate logistics, including transportation arrangements.

Julia Ainsworth

Govans After-School Program & Baltimore Education Coalition

Brittany Brock

Awareness and Advocacy Events

Eric Baker

Walter P Carter Elementary/Middle, Guilford Elementary & Acts4Youth Program

Honor Bowman

Presence for Christmas, Special Olympics & Viva House Food Bag Collection
pfc@loyola.edu & vivasc@loyola.edu

Lemuel Bourne

Choice Program

Julie Carlin

Catholic Charities Our Daily Bread and Weinberg Housing and Resource Center
odbsc@loyola.edu & weinbergsc@loyola.edu

Tyler Cochran

Refugee Youth Program & Soccer Without Borders


Abigail Donovan
Mother Seton Academy

Kassina Dwyer

York Road Student Engagement

Juliana Hart

Group Service Liaison

Lena Haaf

York Road Community Days

Sarah Hand


Maria Kasper

Ignatian Solidarity Network

Emma Muir

Immigration Awareness, Esperanza Center, CASA

Ian McNeely

GEDCO CARES & Harford House
caressc@loyola.edu & harford@loyola.edu

Natalie Morris

Don Miller House & Healthcare for the Homeless
donmillersc@loyola.edu & healthcare@loyola.edu

Joseph Patron

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School & St. Ignatius Academy
cristoreysc@loyola.edu & stigsc@loyola.edu

Caitlin Sullivan

Beans and Bread Outreach Center

Student Publicity Assistant Interns implement communications, marketing, and publicity needs for campus and community, including developing flyers, social media campaigns and special projects for community partners.

Student Publicity Assistant Interns may be reached 410-617-2380 or ccsjpub@loyola.edu

Abena Baffoe-Bonnie
Multimedia Specialist: Photography & Videography

Leandra Caprini-Rosica
Multimedia Specialist: Photography & Videography

Shannon Curtin
Social Media

Jessica Kenny
Project Management

Elena Latini
2D Print Media Specialist

Lena Schulz
Social Media

Kelsey Wyatt 
CCSJ Studio Coordinator

Student Administrative Assistant Interns offer hospitality and guidance to all who visit the Center and support the work of the entire CCSJ team. They make sure the office(s) are running smoothly and effectively. 

Student Administrative Assistant Interns may be reached at 410-617-2380, or ccsjsa@loyola.edu

Molly Hanlon
Project Management

Gabriela Cortes
Office Cleanliness & Sustainability

Matthew Cannon
Immersion Program Support

Meaghan Betz
Library & Website Management

Morayo Ogunlusi
Storage Management & Office Supply

Nicole DiPietro
Student Intern Relations & Volunteer Database Coordination

Paula-Yuan Gregory
Student Intern Relations & Volunteer Database Coordination

Robert Ingram
York Road Initiative Support