Daniela Portocarrero was born in Lima, Peru and moved to Miami, Florida at the age of 3. Growing up going to school at Miami-Dade Public Schools, she remembers “Take Your Child to Work Day”— where she would get to accompany her father to his job at a construction office. This is one of her first exposures to the construction field and would join her father at work any chance she could. In high school she enrolled in several Advance Placement classes and heavily involved in after school activities such as president of Mu Alpha Theta, Vice President of her Senior Class, and a math tutor. This led her to achieve success in applying for college where she was accepted into the University of Florida’s School of Architecture in 2016.
Throughout her time at UF, she was an active participant in her program and school. She successfully made it through the program’s Pin-Up process that required her to intelligently display her work from the first two years of studio classes. This would allow her move onto the Upper Division of Architecture and complete her degree. In conjunction to these achievements, she received top ten in a Digital Architecture project, worked alongside a professor as a teaching assistant for a Design 3 class, published a Senior Year Thesis project, and was on the Dean’s List for several semesters.
In May of 2021, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor in Design of Architecture despite. In the future, she will apply for a Master’s program to be able to complete the process of becoming a licensed architect. Now she is joining her dad and brother in Porto Construction LLC. and hopes to apply her 5 years of studies into the field. As a Miami native, she understands the dynamics of this city and its people and will provide a thoughtful approach working in this company.