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

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.

Nate Abraham

VP of Finance •
UGGS Executive Board
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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.

Sarah Fahmy

VP of Communications
UGGS Executive Board

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.

Bill Shrum

CUSG Co-Senator
UGGS Campus Representation

Jesse Niebaum

UGGS Campus Representation
Jesse is a 3rd-year PhD student in Psychology and Neuroscience. His research focuses the behavior and brain development of youngsters. He's also focused on implementing open science practices here at CU to promote scientific transparency and equity, better scientific practices, and reproducible science.