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Ines Aviles-Spadoni

Research Programs Coordinator
Office 339B Weil Hall Work Phone: 352-294-7803


Born in Puerto Rico, grew up living in four countries (Panama, Philippines, Spain, and Turkey), and have traveled to many others while my father served as an doctor in the U.S. Air Force. After moving back back to Puerto Rico and settling into a lovely beach house overlooking the Caribbean, I completed my bachelor’s degree on the island and graduated with a master’s degree from Michigan State University. I am married and have a dog and a cat, and I am a passionate advocate for animal welfare.


Ines Aviles-Spadoni is the research program manager for the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development, and Education Center (STRIDE), housed at the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI). STRIDE is the USDOT 2012 and 2016 regional (Southeast) University Transportation Center (UTC). She has also served as the research program manager from 2007 to 2013 for the Center for Multimodal Solutions for Congestion Mitigation (CMS) – a grant-funded Tier-1 UTC at the University of Florida. Mrs. Aviles-Spadoni was also instrumental in establishing the first WTS (Advancing Women in Transportation) student chapter at the University of Florida in 2010 and currently serves as its advisor. She also serves as the co-chair of ABG10(6), which is the TRB Joint Subcommittee on “Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Management of Transportation Research”. Mrs. Aviles-Spadoni holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She has worked at the University of Florida since 1999 and has been involved with the transportation industry for almost a decade.

Area within ESSIE

UF Transportation Institute – STRIDE Center


Bachelor’s Degree, 1995, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
Master’s Degree, 1999, Michigan State University

Awards & Distinctions

  • UF Superior Accomplishment Award, 2004
  • Administrative Leadership Award, Council of University Transportation Centers – ARTBA, 2016
  • UF Leadership Academy, 2016
  • Co-Chair, TRB Subcommittee ABG20(6) – Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Management of Transportation Research, 2016 to present
  • Panel Member, NCHRP Project 20-105B, TRB/National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, 2019 to present