Emilio received his BS in Biology from Christopher Newport University in Newport News Virginia. His passion for travel took him to places like Spain, South Africa, and Dominican Republic. His interest in travel medicine heightened on a medical mission trip to Quito, Ecuador with the George Washington University School of Nursing. After completing his BSN he started his nursing career at Medstar Washington Hospital Center’s new graduate residency program. He is a current member of ATHNA (American Travel Health Nurses Association) and ISTM (International Society of Travel Medicine).