Alex Stoicof



Alex is a spatial analyst who has been practicing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography for over a decade. She enjoys the technical side of spatial datasets and data modeling, and the storytelling side of cartography and graphic design. She believes maps are one of the most powerful tools to communicate spatial relationships.

Prior to joining New Venture Advisors, Alex consulted for the World Bank, National Geographic, Pond & Company, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and a wide variety of additional authors, researchers, and organizations. She is also a licensed and practicing landscape architect with a focus on community-driven placemaking.

Alex currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to Tucson she lived in New Orleans, Washington DC, Denver, and Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Geography with a Minor in GIS from the George Washington University, and her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.



 Whatcom County Food System Plan

In 2021, the Whatcom County Food System Committee conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors partnered with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan focuses on five key goals for building a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system, and was informed by an inclusive community engagement process. The Food System Plan will provide the county with a policy roadmap that will strengthen the local food system for years to come. (2023)

 Whatcom Local Food Campus

The Whatcom Community Foundation invests in activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues. WCF is exploring the development of a local food campus on a waterfront property that would become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a collaborative production kitchen benefitting food access, school system, and community organizations. The goal is strengthening Whatcom County’s local food system by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. The facility will also feature an incubation kitchen, demonstration kitchen, event and classroom space, collaborative office and conference facilities, and housing.  New Venture Advisors developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development through engagement and operational development. (2023)