Eleanor comes from a broadacre wool and cropping farm in Victoria’s Western District. She graduated with first class honours in 2016 from The University of Melbourne’s Master of Environment. Her thesis focused on climate change adaptation in agriculture and agricultural communities. This included field work with a Vietnamese NGO assisting farmers to adapt to climate change through closed-loop farming systems.
Eleanor worked in the sustainability team at Austin Health before joining the team as a Cowra-based Biodiversity Field Officer, where she assists with the grazing studies as well as the wider Sustainable Farms projects. Outside of work, Eleanor is involved with Intrepid Landcare and BirdLife, and assists freshwater turtle conservation on farms.She is passionate about the significant role agriculture can have in conservation and land restoration, in harmony with productive farming, and hopes to continue applying learnings to her own family property.