Raised in a small Ohio town, Miller was raised by small business owners and farmers. She has over twenty years' experience working with diverse communities to promote social justice and civic action through positions with Columbus Recreation and Parks, the Martin Luther Jr. King Arts Complex, Sierra Club, the Ohio State University, and Global Gallery. Miller earned her Master's in Arts Policy, Education and Administration, a program of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State. She holds two bachelor's degrees in Vocal Music and History and Ethnic Studies from Capital University. Miller is a graduate of the US Department of Energy NREL Leadership Academy. She is a board member for the Ohio Debate Commission, the Ohio History Connection, Kids Voting Ohio, and the Ohio Women's Suffrage Monument Commission. Inspiring others to participate in civic engagement is her deepest passion. She is a jazz singer and proud mother of one daughter.