At FLO, Alex employs his analytical skills and background in the disciplines of geography and applied demography to provide innovative and data-driven solutions to clients. He utilizes his strong data wrangling and visualization abilities on a wide variety of projects, with a focus on spatial modeling, demographic analysis, and enrollment forecasting for public K-12 school districts. Alex relishes the opportunity to develop workflows and tools to help others more effectively solve problems and plan for the future. When not in the office, Alex can most likely be found road cycling, backpacking around the Pacific Northwest, or enjoying a beer at a local brewery.
I’ve always been struck by the importance of place and how it permeates through our lives, affecting social and cultural ties, education systems, politics, economies, and human-environment interactions. Poring over data on populations and geography is one of my passions, and I find it extremely rewarding to be able to channel the results into useful tools and visualizations that help improve systems and assist communities in planning for the future.
Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Certificate in Applied Social Demography, Portland State University
Alteryx Designer Core Certified
Student enrollment forecasts are critically important to all long-term planning efforts. They inform everything from staffing to school capacity planning. But how much do you really know about the forecasts you’re using? Here are the four...Alex Brasch
Welcome to the third and final part of our series on updating school attendance boundaries. As we covered in posts one and two, a successful boundary update is both data-driven and consensus-based. In other words, it’s made up of accurate...Alex Brasch