Welcome to our newest team member, Francia Portacio!
Francia joins the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies with over nine years of experience in Medical Admissions at UM. Francia has held a pivotal role in helping students reach their educational goals by providing guidance in the recruitment effort and managing the administrative logistics of this process.
In her role as Senior Program Coordinator, she will provide support to the MD / PhD program, faculty and students.
She earned her BS Degree in Health Science with a minor in Psychology and a Master of Public Health at UM. In her spare time, Francia loves working out, running, sampling Miami’s diverse cuisine and seeking adventures in the outdoors along with her partner Mark. Additionally, she loves taking her fur baby (Shih-Tzu) named Mia on long walks.