Dru was first exposed to soils in her undergraduate degree, where she learned about how important healthy soil is to healthy agriculture. The more she learned, the more she found soil to be one of the world’s most under-valued resources and ecosystems. Dru is recently completed her M.Sc. in Soil Science at UBC, where she worked with the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust to study the management of grassland set-asides in the Lower Fraser Valley. Her thesis combined her interests in soil, agriculture, and community-based research. Having grown up down the road from Okanagan Lake in Summerland, BC, Dru also loves lakes and fruit, especially when they are together in the same place. Some of her favourite past-times include playing soccer, singing, and growing things.