Grace Vegesana is a 21-year-old woman-of-color fighting for climate, economic and racial justice on stolen Dharug, Gundungurra and Tharawal land across Western Sydney. She was elected to the FYA in 2021.
She is pioneering an intersectional portfolio as the Climate & Racial Justice Organiser for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), and was previously the first Western Sydney Organiser. She also is the Organising Support Officer for Democracy in Colour and previously worked with Future Super and instigated the Not Business as Usual Alliance where 3000+ Australian businesses striked for the September 20 Climate Strike.
Grace is also currently studying a double degree of Environmental & Climate Science and Law at Macquarie University.