Grace Vegesana

Grace is wearing yellow flower earrings and a yellow and black artwork shirt. She has shoulder length black hair and is laughing against a navy blue wall.

About Grace:
Grace Vegesana (she/they) is a 22 year old woman-of-colour fighting for climate, economic & racial justice on stolen Dharug, Gundungurra and Tharawal land across Western Sydney, Australia.

She is pioneering an intersectional portfolio as a Climate & Racial Justice Campaigner for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), and was previously the first Western Sydney Organiser. She sits on the Boards of the Foundation for Young Australians and The Australian Conservation Foundation, and volunteers as the Organising Support Officer for Democracy in Colour.

Grace is also currently studying a double degree of Environmental & Climate Science and Law at Macquarie University, with a specialisation in natural disaster adaptation. She is passionate about working in the intersection of climate and racial justice to build the power of young people in culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse and climate-affected communities in Australia to forge generation-wide solutions to the climate crisis at a systemic level.