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Juliet Stipeche, former president of Houston Independent School District board, joins the News Literacy Project board

Juliet Stipeche, an attorney and the former president of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) board, has joined the News Literacy Project's board.

“I am so excited and honored to serve as a new member of the News Literacy Project's board,” Stipeche said. “Students today have access to more media than any other time in human history, but lack basic tools and resources to discern fact from fiction. NLP empowers students with mentors and cutting-edge resources to critically assess data and develop their own message and voice. It is exciting to see how NLP modernizes journalistic opportunity, so every student regardless of ZIP code will be able to properly assess data and share a unique story with the rest of the world to make an impact and difference in their own community and beyond.”
 
Stipeche has served five years on the HISD board; her current term ends Dec. 31. She was president of the board in 2014. She is a partner at the law firm Nagorny & Stipeche P.C. and associate director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence & Equity at Rice University, where she serves as project manager for several programs, including the XSEDE Scholars Program and the Empowering Leadership Alliance.
 
She is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Hispanic Professional Organization and the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston.
 
Stipeche is the third distinguished individual to join NLP’s board since October. NLP is seeking to expand its program in Houston following a highly successful pilot earlier this year.