Judy Kugel retired as Associate Dean of Students at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2013. She has counseled people making career and life choices since 1970 when she co-founded the Boston Project for Careers, a nonprofit organization that developed opportunities for men and women who were seeking part-time jobs, often after being at home with young children. The Boston Project for Careers was one of the first organizations to promote job-sharing for professionals.
Her personal essays and travel articles have appeared in major newspapers, magazines and websites. She has explored life transitions throughout her career and led several workshops on that subject. An avid writer of journals, she went public in 2008, when she started her twice-weekly blog at 70-something.
In her “retirement,” she is a consultant, a coach, a blogger and a grandmother (in reverse order of importance). A graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Political Science, she holds an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She is the author of 70-Something: Life, Love and Limits in the Bonus Years