Nyasha Boldon started in her current role in October 2016. In this role, she is responsible for the management of the research team’s entrepreneurship qualitative study on veterans’ entrepreneurship experiences and the management of research briefs. She also assists the team in other research projects. In her current role, Boldon has been involved in several IVMF publications, including “The State of Veteran Entrepreneurship Research: What We Know and Next Steps” and “Advancing Veteran Success in Higher Education: Case Highlights of Veteran-Friendly Programs at Professional Schools at Syracuse University.”
Prior to this role, Boldon worked for the research team as a research assistant and research brief manager. During the three years in these positions, Boldon was involved in many projects, including writing and editing briefs and other small reports and the IVMF’s research project to better understand the educational, social, economic, and wellness concerns of post-9/11 service members and veterans. Previously, Boldon worked for the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer’s where her primary focus was the management of the quality of life database and compiling data on the effect of traumatic brain injury on New Yorkers. Boldon also worked for the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology where she conducted research on age at sexual debut and condom usage. Boldon has extensive experience in the management of services and programs, primarily those serving at-risk populations.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Boldon earned her master’s degree in sociology from the Maxwell School. Boldon also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in public health from the School of Public Health at SUNY Albany.