Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
Julie Mikuta is Co-President, Education at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. Julie oversees Schusterman’s efforts to invest in reform efforts within the US towards improving educational outcomes for all students, especially Black and Latino students from low-income communities.
Prior to joining Schusterman, Julie was a Managing Director at NewSchools Venture Fund, focused on teacher preparation. Previously, she led trainings for school board and superintendent-teams of large urban districts at the Center for Reform of School Systems. Julie also served as an elected member of the D.C. Board of Education from 2001 until 2004. During her time on the School Board, Julie was Vice President of Alumni Affairs for Teach For America.
Julie began her career in education teaching high school science in New Orleans through Teach For America. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team and did a doctorate at Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar. Julie is on the boards of Stand for Children, Urban Teacher Center, New Teacher Center and Relay Graduate School of Education, and on the Advisory Board of Teaching Works at the University of Michigan.
Julie lives in Oakland with her eight year old daughter who attends a Mandarin immersion charter school.