Julie Mikuta, PhD

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Julie Mikuta is Co-President of Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and leads the K–12 Education portfolio. Prior to joining the Schusterman Foundation, Julie was a Partner 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 served as an elected member of the D.C. Board of Education from 2001 until 2004. During her time on the school board, she 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. Julie completed her Doctorate at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team. In addition to this board service, Julie is on the boards of Urban Teacher Center, Stand for Children, the New Teacher Center, and the Relay Graduate School of Education, and she serves on the Advisory Board of Teaching Works at the University of Michigan.