Julie Miller is Director of Thought Leadership, Financial Resilience, at AARP, where she seeks to propel new conversations and cultivate partnerships that will challenge the status quo of longevity and empower people to have the financial and economic stability to live longer, healthier lives. A practiced public speaker and facilitator, she regularly presents to a wide spectrum of audiences across diverse industries.

Prior to joining AARP, Julie spent a decade as a social science researcher at the MIT AgeLab, where she led translational social science research across key topical areas of longevity planning, caregiving and wellbeing, housing and home logistics, and transportation and livable communities. As a Rappaport Public Policy Fellow through Harvard University’s Rappaport Institute, Julie supported the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in its administration of the nation’s first statewide Governor’s Council to Address Aging. Over the past fifteen years, she has served as a lecturer and program coordinator at Northeastern University, Boston University, and UC Berkeley, taught adaptive yoga in a variety of settings, and produced two documentary films centering “Vibrant Aging.” Julie has served as a volunteer board member for several community and university initiatives elevating disability advocacy and financial social work, respectively.

Julie’s work and comments have appeared in major news outlets such as The New York Times, Barron’s, Rethinking65, and CNBC, as well as in peer-reviewed academic journals such as The Journal of Financial Planning, Families in Society, The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, The Journal of Workplace and Behavioral Health, and numerous edited books.

Julie received her Doctorate of Philosophy in social work at Boston College, her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in gerontology from The University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelors of Science from Northeastern University, where she studied human services and American Sign Language.