Commitment to community and hunger for challenge have lured Keenan up and down the East Coast for most of her life. Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, Keenan’s professional journey has taken her from the classrooms of Duke University, where she earned a degree in History, to a Department of Defense Counterterrorism Center in Washington D.C. where she learned quite a lot, but it’s Classified. After realizing her passion for direct impact work, Keenan ventured off to the wild places of the Mid-Atlantic where she led both outdoor expeditions and fundraising campaigns for Outward Bound. After 4 years with Outward Bound, Keenan put down roots in Philadelphia—the original startup city—and joined the Venture for America team, first as VFA’s Director of Philadelphia and now as the Director of Fellow & Alumni Experience. In her free time, you might find Keenan biking around Philly, adventuring with her dog, or doing one of a thousand DIY projects with her husband, Matt, on their 100+ year old row home.