Julia Bridgforth is a senior pursuing a major in environmental arts and humanities and an anthropology minor. Originating from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, she grew up with the Chesapeake Bay’s natural landscape as a playground and still spends her summers guiding ecological kayak tours around the salt marshes. She traded beach gear for hiking boots upon arriving to Sewanee and likely can be found leading outdoor excursions for students as a work study and student leader at the Sewanee Outing Program. You can also find Julia in the Greenhouse as a first-time resident in the sustainability-focused residence.
Her junior year, Julia lived abroad twice, once with Sea Semester, where she was able to do hands-on marine biology research while sailing a tall ship around New Zealand. Then in the summer she worked in Tanzania with the Diocese of Central Tanganyika’s Food Stability and Sustainability team in the capital city of Dodoma.
Now, she is using her combined love for the environment and aesthetics to create compelling design work as Marketing and Design Coordinator. As a design resource for both the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, as well as the other Sustainability Fellows, she hopes to connect the community and inspire sustainable interactions throughout the entire Domain.