Julya Jara, CFRE

Director of Development

Julya Jara is a multidisciplinary artist and professional born in the Czech Republic and raised in Latvia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. At the start of her career, Julya worked as an economics news correspondent, weather forecast presenter, and broadcast journalist. Since settling into the United States, she has expanded her artistry as a photographer, videographer, and video editor. Julya has worked as an actress in theatre and film and was also a part of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. She currently holds a Director of Development position at Musical Bridges Around the World. Julya is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a board member of the International School of San Antonio (ISSA).