Grace Vegesana (she/her)

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Grace Vegesana (she/they) is the incoming National Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and a 24 year old woman-of-colour who has been building youth power to end fossil fuel expansion since she was 17. Her legacy includes co-founding the People of Colour Climate Network, pioneering climate justice organising on Dharug Country in Western Sydney with AYCC, and mobilising 3000 Australian businesses to join the Climate Strikes. At the heart of Grace’s work lies a deep-seated belief in the power of young people, particularly those from culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse backgrounds. They envision a future where our communities not only survive but thrive in the face of intersecting crises, and are empowered to forge systemic solutions that resonate across generations.

Grace’s commitment to justice extends beyond activism to governance, and she sits on the Boards of the Foundation for Young Australians, Sweltering Cities, and Cricket for Climate. She believes that we should not just advocate for change, but also shape the institutions that drive it.