Pavel Iwaszkiewicz is a student at Greendale Community College. He was once Abed's neighbor from a nearby dorm room and they connected through their shared Polish ancestry becoming good friends. Both are fluent in the language and often speak to each other exclusively in Polish. He is a member of the school's AV Club and often assists Abed in his film projects. His first appearance was in the Season One episode "Home Economics". He is portrayed by actor Dominik Musiol.
Pavel first appears during the study group's freshmen year at Greendale. At the time Jeff had been forced to move in with Abed in his dorm room after he was evicted from his condo. While Britta was visiting the pair, Pavel stopped by to say hello. Jeff introduces Pavel to Britta as Abed's dorm neighbor from Poland. Abed then handles Pavel's introduction to Britta in his native tongue. Pavel then recognizes her name from a song that became popular on campus, "Gettin' Rid of Britta". It was written and performed by Britta's ex-boyfriend Vaughn Miller and his band Some Worries and was about their break-up. When Pavel launched into his own rendition of the song complete with a dance, Britta got upset and left. Pavel asked Abed if he should apologize but he told him it was okay ("Home Economics").
Pavel is later seen in the study group's sophomore year when Troy and Abed were having a sleep over and decided to build a blanket fort in Abed's dorm room. Impressed with the structure, he was invited by the duo to help expand the fort with any extra linens he might have ("Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design"). He later seen alongside Garrett assisting Abed with a documentary he is shooting on Pierce's bequeathing to the study group ("Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"). During the election for a new Greendale student body president, he informs Abed that Agent Robin Vohlers and the Secret Service are ransacking his dorm room believing him to be a threat to the visiting Vice-President ("Intro to Political Science"). At the end of the year, Pavel participates in the annual paintball assassination tournament but is eliminated by The Black Rider ("A Fistful of Paintballs").
In the 2014 Spring semester at Greendale, Pavel helps Abed win back his girlfriend Rachel's affections. He helps Abed recreate the classic TV trope of the third act apology on a rainy doorstep at Rachel's locker. While on a ladder and standing behind Abed he pours water on his friend to simulate rain. After Rachel accepts his apology, Pavel stops pouring water and holds a card board cut out of a rainbow above Abed's head. At the same time a passing student slipped and fell on the water Pavel poured ("VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing").