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.

Lorraine Garcia

Assistant to the Executive Director

Originating in Texas, Lorraine Garcia is now in her final year at CU. She’s an International Affairs and German Major with a Philosophy Minor. She’s participated in and led various clubs, including: CU Model United Nations and CU German Club. This last summer, Lorraine interned with Mayor Julián Castro in San Antonio, and the summer before that she studied citizenship in Trier, Germany with the Impact-Atlantis Program. Glad to be back, Lorraine brings marketing and administration skills to CEUCE.

Sanam Yakhshibaeva

Administrative Assistant

Originally from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Sanam came to America in 2009. She's currently a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder, studying International Affairs and Peace and Conflict Resolutions. She was vice-president of the Outgoing Exchange Programme in AIESEC Colorado last year, where she worked with students all over the CU campus and helped them find internships abroad. After AIESEC, she studied abroad at the University of Wollongong, Australia in Spring 2013. 

Lillian Waters

Lillian Waters

A dual French and American citizen, Lillian is a sophomore at CU-Boulder. She's an International Affairs major and plans to spend the next academic year at Sciences Po in Paris, France. She's currently serving as Vice-President of the CU Model United Nations Club.