Rose of Tralee

Philadelphia Rose: Katie Keenan



My name it Katie Keenan, I am 22 years old and so excited to be representing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the 2018 Rose of Tralee Festival. I am a senior studying Communications at Temple University, but I have been spending this summer interning at a casting agency in New York City.

I am a passionate traveler and have been fortunate to have lived in five different cities in the past five years. I enjoy cooking, photography, acting, and spending time with family and friends. In my spare time I help run a non-profit organization that I co-founded in honor of my beautiful sister, Jordan. “Jordy’s Cause” raises funds to help sick children and their families in our local community.

This August will be my second time visiting Ireland. I can trace my ancestry back to County Mayo and County Tyrone.