At Hillel, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive community for Jewish students on campus. Our team is comprised of passionate and talented individuals who are committed to advancing Hillel's mission and creating meaningful experiences for college students throughout San Antonio.
Director of Jewish Life
As the Director of Jewish Life for Hillel San Antonio, Natalie is dedicated to building a strong and vibrant Jewish community on campus. With over 5 years of experience in student engagement and leadership development, she is skilled at creating a sense of belonging for all students and is passionate about empowering the next generation of Jewish leaders. With a degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and experience as a Campus Engagement Intern and Management Intern at Hillel, Natalie is committed to working closely with students and the broader San Antonio community to create meaningful experiences. She is committed to supporting students as they navigate the challenges of college and beyond and is grateful for the opportunity to work with Hillel and make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish students.
Springboard Innovation Fellow
Michael is a Hillel Springboard Fellow who is committed to supporting and growing the Jewish community on campus and beyond. In this role, he works with a team of professionals and peers to design and implement innovative programs and initiatives that engage Jewish students. Michael's aim is to create inclusive and meaningful experiences that foster a sense of belonging and connection within the Jewish community.
Michael graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in sociology. During his time at college, he was actively involved in various campus organizations, including Hillel, AEPi, and the Student Government Association. Michael is grateful for the opportunity to be a Hillel Springboard Fellow and is eager to make a positive impact on the Jewish college community in San Antonio.
Family & Alumni Relations Manager
Helaine is a native of Dallas who has called San Antonio home for over 25 years. She works closely with Hillel staff and volunteers to create programming and events that foster a sense of community and support for Hillel's current and future students. She is the proud mother of four sons and holds a B.A. in Marketing from The University of Texas. Prior to starting her own customer service and mystery shopping company, Helaine had a successful career in mall marketing and management.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Helaine has a long history of volunteering with various Jewish organizations, PTAs, booster clubs, and BBYO. She joined Hillel San Antonio in 2018 and has been consistently impressed by the organization's accomplishments, its students, and the positive impact it has on the community.