Emerson Aviles joined the staff of the School of Nursing in February 2018 as the new Senior Program Manager for the Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence Achievement Initiative (IDEA).

Emerson is a graduate of UVA, earning his BA in music. He went on to complete UVA's accelerated Master of Public Health Program in 2017, making him a double 'Hoo. As a student, Emerson was involved in diversity efforts across Grounds, including advocacy and peer mentoring for Latino students.