Martha Avila

Martha Avila

Informatics Lecturer
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Department of Information Sciences and Technology


Martha Avila

Martha Avila was appointed an Informatics lecturer at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany in June 2022. Prior to her appointment, she served as an instructor and teaching assistant at the College.

Her previous experience includes being an attorney at law and a law instructor. She has also worked in various government capacities in Puebla State, Mexico, including Legal Director of the Institute for Public Welfare and Director of Litigious affairs for the State Department of Internal Affairs. Part of the responsibilities of the last-mentioned appointment was drafting and lobbying bills and bylaws for ensuring legal support for digital government.

Martha holds a BA in Law with a tax law specialization from Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico, and a Master in IT Law and Legal Informatics from the University of Bologna, Italy. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Information Science at UAlbany which she expects to complete in December 2023. Her research interests are digital government, legal informatics, and information sharing.