“Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.”

Ellen DeGeneres

Daria, it seems, has always been destined for a profession at an agency – even as a child her forte was managing her time between an array of different priorities. Not only did she fit in school and homework; but also found time for (deep breath) gymnastics and hockey and rounders and netball and tennis and every other sport she could lay her hands on. Even her nationality is a multifaceted affair: she’s half Italian, a quarter English, a sixteenth Swedish, a sixteenth Irish and has a little bit of Danish thrown in there for good measure too!  

At secondary school, Daria continued to prove her prowess on the pitch, and even managed to make time for yet more interests. While she whiled away her physics lessons writing limericks, she found herself enthralled by a new-found love of languages and went on to study not one but two at Exeter University: French and Spanish.

Again, not content with par for the course, Daria fancied more than just learning two languages during her time as a student – she wanted to do some jet-setting too. Her travels included a “hazy” hockey tour to Salou, a “sunny” four months in the South of Fancy, a “brilliant” seven months in Barcelona and one “interesting” night in a tree (we didn’t ask!).

After landing back home, Daria completed the 2 year-long ‘Teach First’ course, once again proving her management skills as she corralled unruly teenagers by day, marked homework at night and completed assignments on the weekends. But once the course was under her belt, Daria felt home and the big city calling (having grown up in Wimbledon) and returned to London looking for her next challenge. It wasn’t long before Merkle | Periscopix caught her eye and the rest, as they say, is history.

So, if you’re lucky enough to have Daria on the job then you can rest assured that you’ll be well looked after, because be it a new clothing range release or the arrival of a major motion picture, she has already proven she can take any campaign in her stride. Just don’t ask her about her heritage unless you have ten minutes spare . . .