Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Nicole Leslie Gentili

Natural Systems Agriculture Intern

Hailing from Sherman, Texas, Nicole is studying at Austin College with a major in Global Management and minors in German and Environmental Studies. She studied in Nepal for a month comparing how humans and nature interacted and what the long-term effects might be, not just on the environment, but on the people as well. She came to TLI because she believes creating more sustainable crops can better the planet.  Nicole says, “Agriculture and the environment go hand in hand and learning how one can impact the other is key to having a more sustainable future.”


What would people never guess that you do as part of your role at TLI?

Singing loudly in the fields while pulling weeds.

What’s one aspect of your life history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?

I used to give my cat, Tommy, an IV three times a week for over two years. Tommy was very old and we had to help hydrate him after he had a stroke.

If you were to write a book, what would it be about?

I would write a book about wizards and werewolves fighting against monsters and demons in a battle to reclaim their planet.

What were you like at age 10?

I am the same now as I was then, but more educated.


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