Eva was born in Vancouver, BC and grew up moving around BC and the Yukon. She started with the Mother Tree Project in 2016 as a field crew member during initial site layouts, and has continued on with the project for the past four years as a field and lab technician. Eva began her forest-sciences education at Selkirk College in the West Kootenays and finished her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia. She is currently pursuing a PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Suzanne Simard. Her research is based in BC’s Western redcedar forests, investigating the role of below-ground microbial feedbacks for tree defences and inter-species carbon flow.