Camille Bouvet-Boisclair is from Ithaca, NY. She graduated from Cornell University in 2018 with a B.S. in International Agriculture & Rural Development and a minor in Plant Science. Before coming to TLI, she interned at Ag-Analytics, a precision agriculture data management platform, where she gained exposure to many different actors in the ag industry – farm credit organizations, input producers, equipment dealers, and of course, farmers. She says, “I am drawn to agriculture because of its intersecting relationships to social, environmental, and economic spheres. It is a way to work on problems that are important to me. TLI is taking on some of these challenges in a meaningful and sustained way. The sincere dedication to this work is what drew me to TLI.”
What would people never guess that you do as part of your role at TLI?
High-stakes, precision mowing! Experimental plots need to be easily accessible and kept from being overrun by grasses/weeds. Sometimes the rows in these plots are pretty narrow… if you’re not careful it’s easy to accidently snip a few plants that are meant to be there!
What TLI perennial crop do you look forward to eating most, and how would you prepare it? I love good bread! So either sorghum or Kernza® flour that’s been used to make a good loaf of bread. Toasted with butter and jam. Or cheese. Or nutella. Or peanut butter and banana slices… the possibilities are endless!
What else are you passionate about (outside of work)?
Reading, learning, and sharing good times with family and friends.
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