Alex Stoicof

Cartographer

 

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

The Whatcom County Food System Committee recently conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors will partner with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan will focus on six sectors of the food system including fishing, farming, labor, food access, environment, and waste, and will be informed by an inclusive and equitable 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. (2022)

 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 school district commissary. The goal is to strengthen 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. NVA developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development. (2022)