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.

Katherine Gockel

Marketing Consultant

Katherine (Kathy) Gockel leads CEUCE's marketing efforts and is the president of Construe Marketing Strategy and Services. Kathy's career spans the business, non-profit, government and international policy sectors. Prior to moving back to Colorado, she resided in Washington, D.C. and was the deputy director of a bipartisan policy nonprofit focusing on international security and foreign policy issues. She holds a MBA in marketing from CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business and a Master of Global Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.