- miriam lueck avery
miriam lueck avery was born in seattle, washington. she studied cultural anthropology and archaeology at uc berkeley. she is the daughter of an anthropologist and granddaughter of an oral historian. she encountered the institute for the future (iftf) as a teenager, when she took part in a sample study group. an internship opened up for her at the institute after high school. she has worked full time at iftf for five years. she currently holds the title of research director, health horizons program.