A member of Carolina Demography’s demographic analysis team, Jessica Stanford finds, assesses, and analyzes data to helps clients answer their pressing questions about demographic, social, and economic trends. She also frequently presents on demographic topics across the state, allowing her to see a wide range of destinations in North Carolina. Prior to joining Carolina Demography, she was a lead member of a community food assessment, where she conducted an analysis of the local food economy in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA.

Stanford earned her BS degree in Geographic Science at James Madison University, with a dual concentration in Applied GIS and Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development. Her research interests include regional economic development, sustainable food systems, and urban planning.