Officers & Representatives

UGGS is comprised of an Assembly and the Executive Board. The Assembly consists of a representative from each academic department on campus while the Executive Board is a nine-member elected board composed of UGGS Officers.

Members of the Executive Board hold office hours in UMC 127 every week so that students can visit, share feedback, and voice concerns about their experience as graduate students at CU.

Meet Your Current Departmental Representative

 

UGGS Officers


 

Juan Antonio Garcia

President
UGGS Executive Board
Juan García Oyervides is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He completed his B.A. in Literature and Language Sciences at the Universidad Finis Terrae (Chile) and his M.A. at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research studies the relationship between journalism, media and literary writing in Latin American 20 th and 21 st centuries.
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Hillary Steinberg

Executive VP
UGGS Executive Board
Hillary is a second year doctoral student interested in studying health, childhood, and gender. She received her B.S. from Stony Brook University, where she majored in Sociology and Biology with a concentration in Genetics and minored in Women and Gender Studies. The focus of her research is on childhood experiences with medical challenges. Hillary is from New York.
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Matthew Yarbrough

VP of Finance •
UGGS Executive Board
Matthew Yabrough is a 1st Year PHD Student in Political Science with a focus in American Politcs His research focuses on the intersection of gender and Congress, with specific emphasis on the ways institutions change with minority inclusion and the ways minorities legislate differently than their majoritarian colleagues. Born and raised in Georgia, he spends most of his free-time either exploring a new part of Colorado or finding ways of...
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Beau Driver

VP of Student Affairs
UGGS Executive Board
Beau Driver is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests lie in Labor and Working-Class, Intellectual, and Cultural History. Beau focuses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era United States and he is currently working on his dissertation, titled The Worker: Walter Wyckoff and His Experiment in Reality, which examines the life and work Walter Wyckoff, professor of Economics and Sociology at Princeton University.
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Lisa Natale

VP of Communications
UGGS Executive Board
Lisa joined the CU Boulder community in the fall of 2015. She is a member of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) Department and the Interdisciplinary Quantitative (IQ) Biology Program. With a background in pure mathematics, she enjoys exploring complex systems (no shortage in biology!) and develops theory and methods to help ecologists analyze ecosystem structure and species interactions. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve as an UGGS...

Graeme Pente

CUSG Co-Senator
UGGS Campus Representation
Graeme is a PhD candidate in the History Department. His research focuses on industrialization and transatlantic social reform in the nineteenth century. He is also serving as the Graduate Teacher Program's History Lead for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Gregor Robinson

CUSG Co-Senator
UGGS Campus Representation
Gregor Robinson is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Applied Mathematics, studying probability and statistics of high-dimensional dynamics. His other interests careen between textiles, ham radio, bicycles, weird music, mushroom foraging, and feeding enormous groups of people on the cheap.

Vacant Position

CUSG/UGGS Liaison
UGGS Campus Representation
The CUSG/UGGS Liaison represents graduate students in the Executive Branch of the university's student government and corresponds directly between CUSG and UGGS. Contact us if you're interested in serving!