Originally from Regina, Andrea Olive has a PhD in political science from Purdue University. She is currently an associate professor of political science and geography at the University of Toronto. Her areas of research and teaching are environmental policy, especially species at risk conservation. She is the author of Land, Stewardship, and Legitimacy and The Canadian Environment in Political Context. In 2018 she will be writing a book about the political ecology of the grasslands from her summer home outside Canora, SK.