Student Success Mentors

Contact Us

Ellen Quish

Director of First-Year Programming and Student Success
Room: M-311B

Estefany Gonzaga

Coordinator, Student Success Mentor Program
Room: M-311A

David Brandt

Professional Development and Communication Coordinator for CTL Student Success Programs
Room: M-311

Get Support from an SSM: Visit the FYS Lab

Do you have questions about completing an ePortfolio assignment? Do you want to learn more about college resources? Do you need advice from a fellow LaGuardia student? Students enrolled in a First Year Seminar course can receive in-person, walk-in support from an SSM in the FYS Lab in room C-447!

Fall 2023 Lab Hours:

Monday– Wednesday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

You are also encouraged to attend our Fall 2023 FYS Lab Open House event to learn how the First Year Seminar Lab can support your success in the FYS course! The event will take place in C-447 on Wednesday, September 13 from 12:00 pm –2:00 pm. We hope to see you there!  

Two important notes for students regarding the FYS Lab:

  • Receiving support from an SSM in the FYS Open Lab is not an alternative to attending your First Year Seminar Studio Hour lab. You are still required to attend the weekly Studio Hour sessions with your SSM.
  • SSMs are available in the First Year Seminar lab based on their availability. You may not necessarily receive an appointment with your SSM. However, all SSMs are trained and knowledgeable about the First Year Seminar course and ePortfolio. If you’d like to meet with your specific SSM, you are encouraged to contact them directly to set up an appointment.