“I came to Melbourne from the country, and living at Queen’s meant I instantly found myself in a strong, supportive community. I made a lot of great friends at Queen’s and had a bucket load of fun.”
Wyvern, Ellen Sandell is the first Greens MP elected to the lower house of Victorian Parliament. She lives in Kensington and holds a dual Bachelors of Arts/Science Degree from the University of Melbourne, majoring in genetics, linguistics and Spanish.
Ellen began her career as a researcher with the CSIRO. She then worked on climate change policy for former Labor premier John Brumby’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, and later became the chief executive of a national climate change non-profit organisation, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
As a parliamentarian, Ellen’s priorities have been to continue to push for action on climate change, better public transport, a caring society and a liveable Melbourne.