Julia Classen

Senior Consultant

“I bring academic research out of the classroom and into the real world of nonprofit leadership. I find great joy in working together with you to establish infrastructure and processes that will enable your organizations, and the communities you serve, to flourish.”


Board and leadership development, organizational assessment


Teacher, coach, leader, change agent, down-to-earth, Jersey girl in a Minnesota world

Other roles

  • Plenary and Keynote Speaker – state, regional and national conferences
  • Adjunct Professor – University of Minnesota, Humphrey School

Previous roles

  • Hubert Fellow – University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs -Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
  • Senior Fellow – Minnesota Council of Nonprofits


  • Ripon College – B.A. Political Science and Speech Communications
  • University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, MPA- Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Current Volunteer Gig

  • Minnesota Children’s Alliance, Board Chair


DIRECT: 612 584 3953 | julia@auroraconsult.com

1229 Tyler Street NE, Suite 285
Minneapolis, MN 55413