Dr. Joseph H. Jupille


Joe Jupille (Ph.D., University of Washington, 2000) is Associate Professor of Political Science, Faculty Research Associate in the Political and Economic Change Program at the Institute of Behavioral Science(IBS), Associate Director of the Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences(CARTSS) and Co-Director of the Tocqueville Initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research focuses on European Union (EU) institutions and, increasingly, on institutional choice and international trade.

Felicia N. Martinez

Executive Director

Felicia Martinez brings over 20 years of executive, managerial, and operations management experience to her role as Executive Director of the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE). Leading CEUCE in our broad mission, she has propelled CEUCE's outreach, fundraising, fluidity of our operations, and our long-term strategy into the future immensely and she continues to do so.

Elina "Lina" A. Day

Administrative Director

Elina Avanessova Day has received her graduate degree in Linguistics from Kursk State University in Russia as well as a B.A. in Economics from Moscow State Finance and Economics Institute. Elina provides administrative, budgetary and organizational support for CEUCE staff, our partners, guests, faculty and students. She has been a valuable asset to the CEUCE since November of 2011.

Sanam Yakhshibaeva

Sanam Yakhshibaeva is a CU Boulder senior majoring in International Relations and Peace. She was formerly the Vice-President of the Outgoing Exchange Programme for AIESEC Colorado. Sanam competed at the 2013 Model EU Conference representing Germany for CEUCE and also spent a semester abroad in Australia where she studied Complex Peace Operations. Born and raised in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, she speaks Russian, Tajik, and English.

Keren Megory-Cohen

Keren Megory-Cohen is a sophomore currently pursuing her B.S. in Technology, Arts & Media with a focus in Web Development at the University of Colorado Boulder as well as her minor in Hebrew & Israel Studies. Originally from Givat Ela, Israel, she holds dual-citizenship in both Israel and the United States and speaks Hebrew as her second language. Keren plans to study abroad next year in London to expand her international experiences and knowledge.

Rasa Zukaite

Originally from Lithuania, Rasa Zukaite received her bachelor in Public Administration from Kaunas Technology University, as well as her master in European Politics from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and master in Policy Advisement and Project Management from Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce. Her studies took place in Bergen (Norway) and Brussels (Belgium), as she also worked for the OSCE in Vienna and Representation of Republic of SRPSKA in Brussels. Rasa is most interested in European Affairs, and hopes to continue learning about EU foreign security and defense policy. 

Jackson Burke

Jackson Burke is a freshman double majoring in International Affairs and Economics. He is also learning Mandarin after having studied Spanish in high school. Jackson is particularly interested in the macroeconomic policy of the European Union and enjoys reading and researching the topic beyond his regular studies. Native to Colorado, he hopes to study abroad in Germany or China during his junior year.