Kiersten Downs, PhD

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Kiersten Downs, PhD

Research Director

  • Serves as the program lead for Scout Insight, ScoutComms' market research division
  • Former Qualitative Researcher and Applied Anthropologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Has a decade of experience managing projects that focus on Veteran policy, transition and reintegration, suicide prevention, military sexual trauma, and employment needs
  • U.S. Air Force and New York Air National Guard veteran, deployed overseas three times, including once to Iraq
  • Member, Student Veterans of America Board of Directors, and 2013 National Student Veteran of the Year
  • Received PhD from University of South Florida; MS from Nova Southeastern University; and BA from Binghamton University-State University of New York.