2024 Princess – Julia Meikle Rochford

Julia Meikle Rochford is 24 years of age. She is a Montrealer with a long line of Irish Heritage. She has heritage on both her maternal and paternal sides. Her ancestors emigrated from County Down, County Cork, and County Tipperary.

She recently completed her Bachelor of Social Work with Distinction at McGill.She is currently studying at McGill University in the Faculty of Law and the School of Social Work. She is in her first year of pursuing a Bachelor in Civil Law, Juris Doctor, and a Master in Social Work. She hopes to support families and youth in difficulty upon completion of these degrees. 

In the fall of 2023, she was the recipient of both the Catherine Polson Memorial Scholarship through the U.I.S., and the Paul Harris Memorial Scholarship from the McGill Faculty of Law.  For the past seven years, she has been the chairperson of the Youth Committee for St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal.  She has organized a variety of in-kind donation drives for shelters and food banks and has begun organizing meetups to support youth and young adults to gather and embrace their Celtic roots through a sense of community.