Elyse is currently a Media and Communications Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. With her appointment to the committee she brings marketing and communications experience across the public and not-for-profit sectors. During her Bachelor of Arts/Commerce Elyse majored in International Trade & Economic Policy and Public Relations, sparking an interest in sustainable development.

Passionate about making positive change in the international aid sector and the rights of displaced people, Elyse has volunteered for Amnesty International, Abundant Water and has spent time tutoring primary aged refugees in Melbourne.