Pablo Avila, MA


I'm Pablo. I work at the Center for Teaching and Learning at LaGuardia Community College as the Interim Associate Director for ePortfolio and Digital Learning. I work with faculty, students, and staff from across the college in initiatives designed to increase student success. I also produce video content related to education. Aside from my work, I pursue a doctoral degree in higher and postsecondary education at Teachers College in Columbia University. Overall, my professional experience in higher education includes faculty development, peer mentoring, technology in the classroom, and data & assessment tools. Scroll down to learn more about the work I do.


My career in numbers



Is the number of student mentors I supervise. They work in collaboration with faculty from across the disciplines and facilitate classes of up to 30 students.


Is the number of years I have worked in higher education in different capacities. I've collaborated with faculty, staff and have been part of cross-divisional initiatives aimed at student success.


Is the number of training and professional development sessions I've co-designed and co-delivered to student mentors over the last 3 years only.


Is the number of faculty from multiple disciplines I've worked with in a seminar context ranging from first-year to capstone pedagogy over the last 3 years only.



My approach




The Disc personality test indicates that I am an objective thinker and in my interactions with others and in the work I do, I instill three core elements that I find fundamental to being successful in the world:

Listening to everyone

I firmly believe that everyone has a say on something. We must voice our opinions, rationale, concerns, and knowledge especially when what we do affects us all.

Integrating knowledge

We all carry a bag of experiences that makes us who we are. Our experiences can inform our ways of approaching things and can make us question beliefs and ideas that we may not have considered before.

Asking questions

We don’t always have the right answer. In fact, I believe that good results come after asking fundamental questions.