Saloni Doshi

Business Strategy Specialist

 

In addition to her role with New Venture Advisors, Saloni is a co-owner and COO of EcoEnclose, which sells and distributes the most earth friendly shipping products available. Previously, Saloni was the co-founder and co-CEO of Fresh Takes Kitchen, a for-profit social venture making healthy eating accessible to lower-income individual and family customers through a meal delivery service marketed and distributed through partnering community organizations such as schools, churches and recreation centers.

She previously worked as a Strategy and Operations Consultant for Oliver Wyman where she drove product optimization, procurement and staffing strategies for Fortune 100 companies. Then, as Managing Director for Teach for America, Saloni developed cross-sector partnership-building strategies addressing the unique needs of under-resourced urban and rural communities.

Saloni graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She combines her keen interest in sustainability, local food systems and healthy food access as an important contributor to New Venture Advisors’ strategic work.

 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)