Juliet Stipeche is director of education for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Her role is to coordinate education programs and resources between the city and Houston schools, community colleges, universities and nonprofits. She began in the newly created position on Feb. 1, 2016. She served on the Houston Independent School District board from November 2010 through December 2015 and was its president in 2014. Between 2013 and early 2016, she was associate director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence & Equity at Rice University, where she served as project manager for several programs, including the XSEDE Scholars Program and the Empowering Leadership Alliance. She was also a partner at the law firm Nagorny & Stipeche.