Grove Farm Scholar
St. Mary's College
Julia Safford is the daughter of Laura Goodrich. She will be attending St. Mary’s College in Indiana, where she plans to study Civil/Environmental Engineering. Throughout high school, Julia was not only a talented athlete, competing in and winning multiple KIF swimming championships; but she also stood out in the classroom. Her passion for sustainable food on the island led her to establish the Freight Farmers of Kauai Club at Kauai High School. The club implemented a climate-controlled farm within a donated shipping container. Using various technologies, they were able to monitor and grow crops sustainably to reduce the island’s reliance on imported food. Julia looks forward to being immersed in a new environment and meeting people who are motivated to learn and share interests similar to hers.