Biography

Pedro Mena arrived at Columbus Academy in 2016 and is the fine arts department chair. He serves on Academy’s strategic vision goal two: cultural competency committee and the PK-12 curriculum committee. He leads CASA, our Hispanic and Latino/a heritage affinity group, and is a member of SEED. Pedro has a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York, N.Y., and has received The Osherson Fellowship from the Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif. He also earned the Jane Ortner Education Award from The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. Pedro and his wife Marijo have two children, daughter Dylan ’31 and eight-week-old son James.

Pedro’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

“Looking out at our open and green campus and seeing it change through the seasons.”  

Little-known fact

“Realizing the beginning of a creative career after winning 3rd place in a coloring contest in 2nd grade!”

Favorite sports team

Spanish national soccer team.

Education
  • B.F.A. School of Visual Arts