Alinna Diaz-Porro


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in South Florida and my first language was a mix of Spanish and English.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

Late night conversations in the kitchen with family and friends while having café con leche, and galletas con guayaba y queso.

Where did you go to college?

Florida State University 


What was your favorite book in middle school?

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

What is the best part of working at Hamilton Grange?

I am looking forward to seeing students unlock their creative potential through the arts! 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

I love connecting with nature, making art, and watching anime.

What is your favorite quote?

My abuelo always used to say, "Plant banana, get banana." I try to live by those words every day.