Keren first began withdrawing from society at the age of 12, eventually leaving school at 15. She is now a Social Entrepreneur working around the clock creating social integration among ethnic and sociocultural groups in Dublin. It was her first hand experience of social exclusion and racism abroad that helped her realise her passion; ethnic and socio-cultural integration. Personal experience vividly demonstrated the negative impact social exclusion has on firstly, the level of engagement of young people in society and secondly the development rate of individuals who experience it. Keren realised that something needed to be done to ensure others in Ireland didn’t experience what she had experienced abroad and with almost 1 in 5 residents in Ireland now foreign born she knew the time to act is now. In May 2013 she founded BlueFire, a social enterprise that uses Social and Artistic events as a means to socially integrate the vast array of cultures now a part of Ireland. With the support of her team, BlueFire has since reached over 13,000 people and continues to grow annually.