Eleanor-Grace West is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta woman, who is grounded by her Indigenous and Scottish heritage. Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, she is inspired and supported by her two greatest allies, her mother and sister. Passionate about health and wellbeing, Eleanor-Grace is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
Eleanor-Grace found connection to Community within the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI), in which she once participated as a youth but now serves as a valuable leader. Through KGI, she has taken part in KGI REAL, KGI Lagunta Sistas netball tournaments, Dreamtime programs, National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy, Garma festival, and served as a leader in KGI Youth Parliament teams in 2015–2016. Her commitment and leadership has enabled Eleanor-Grace to obtain a Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership with Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre.
Always trying to learn and improve, Eleanor-Grace is guided by her care for others and strives to ensure everyone feels like they belong and that their uniqueness is to be celebrated, as she knows this is pivotal to creative and positive change.