Born in 1989, at the birth of the ten-year Bougainville Crisis, Eleanor spent her childhood years growing up in Siwai, South Bougainville. During the height of the crisis, Eleanor completed her primary schooling at Lonahan Primary School in North Bougainville and then went on to complete her secondary schooling at Tarlena Bishop Wade Secondary and Hutjena Secondary Schools.
Eleanor completed her degree in Arts, Social and Religious Studies at Divine Word University and graduated as a Bronze Medalist in 2014. In 2013, she was selected as one of the six recipients of the Archer Leadership Scholarship. During this year, she initiated a library project for Haisi Primary School in the Siwai district. The need for quality education in Bougainville is at a high demand and Eleanor worked with local authorities and resource suppliers to deliver materials aimed at improving literacy for primary aged children in remote areas.
Eleanor is currently working as a Research Officer with the Bougainville Peace Building Program based in Arawa, Central Bougainville. The program is a partnership between the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and is currently funded through the Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen (SPSN). Eleanor’s research is aimed at documenting the traditional conflict mediation approaches in Bougainville and documenting people’s stories of the Bougainville Crisis.
In 2016, Eleanor attended the PNG Women’s Forum in Port Moresby representing the Bougainville Peace Building Program.