Eleanor is a recent graduate with work and volunteering experience across a range of organisations in the non-profit sector. Most recently, she consulted for a Kenya-based NGO on developing training and fundraising strategies for permaculture programs in rural areas; she is particularly interested in learning more about sustainable agroecosystems.
She holds a BA in Chinese Studies (University of Oxford, UK), and studied both modern and classical Chinese language, alongside premodern and contemporary Chinese culture, history, and society. In particular, she specialised in visual and literary culture through elective papers and coursework. Her undergraduate dissertation explored the films and literature of Chinese-British artist Guo Xiaolu. She speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and French.
Eleanor has joined CEEweb for the summer of 2021 to work on communications tasks related to the ConnectGREEN, AGROMIX, and SaveGREEN projects. She produces articles on these projects and wider CEEweb news, updates our social media channels, researches and copyedits publications, and maintains communications between members of CEEweb.
Outside of work, Eleanor enjoys playing classical and jazz piano and the alto saxophone, as well as finally reading literature and critical theory for fun (instead of for university studies). She also, where possible, takes part in literary translation projects. She’s proficient in finding good food and cuisines to try - and less proficient in actually cooking them.