YSB Staff

Julie Hollar

Beginning as the Bureau’s director in 2004, Julie has overseen much of the evolution of YSB throughout its life. Prior to working with the organization, she’s had 10 years of experience as Activity Director and consultant so she takes great pleasure in ensuring the attendees of the program have many different activities to participate in and learn from, especially in the summer months.

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Samantha Saenz

Sam is a senior student at Texas State University studying social work. Since beginning work with YSB in October 2020, she has made great efforts to make herself available not only to Julie, but to the attendees of the program. Sam is passionate about cultivating a welcoming environment at YSB to provide youth a safe space to learn and grow. Sam aims to be a positive role model for YSB members to rely on if there are ever any issues. Working with YSB throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has also learned to adapt the work she does with youth to an online based care model.