Success After Solebury School: Keziah Groft-Tuft '13

Keziah Groft-Tuft '13
Dickinson College 2017
Lancaster University Postgraduate Law Student

“Solebury helped me to be me, which sounds silly but some things such as persevering, critical thinking, and leadership aren't valued and encouraged at other schools like they are at Solebury. Instead of having these traits disappear as I went through middle school and high school, they flourished and helped me get to where I am today.” —Keziah

In October 2017, Keziah will begin a one-year LL.M (Masters of Law) in Human Rights and the Environment program at Lancaster University in England. She was awarded a faculty scholarship from the school which covers all of her fees, including tuition. She also earned a Rotary Global Grant, which covers the rest of her costs while studying in England.

“After earning my masters I plan to return to the States in order to earn a JD [Juris Doctorate] and pursue a career in public policy,” she told us.

At Dickinson, Keziah majored in International Studies with a focus on Sustainability. She minored in Arabic. During her undergrad career, she spent a semester in Jordan, interning at The Jordanian Friends of Environment, where she helped teach Bedouin women solar technology. She also studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she focused refugee rights and their effects on host communities. In 2016, Keziah nabbed a prestigious 12-week internship with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); she worked with EPA scientists on water-quality issues in Seattle. The internship is awarded annually to only 25 students nationwide.

Keziah’s journey toward a very promising career in human rights and environmental justice began at Solebury School in the 7th grade. She was a member of Teach2Serve’s Cohort 1, which raised $2700 for H2O for Life to help build a well and sanitation system with hygiene education for a school in rural Mexico. While at Solebury, Keziah also won the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Young Citizens Award, and she was a recipient of a Merit Scholarship.