Daniel Portillo, an American football placekicker for the UTSA Roadrunners. In 2017, Daniel earned a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering with General Honors from UTSA and currently studies for his Ph.D in the MDI Lab at the university. Additionally, Daniel was inducted into Hampshire Honor Society and mentored a team which won UTSA Student Technology Venture Competition.
Early Life and Education
Daniel earned honorable mention all-state and first team all-district 17-4A accolades while kicking for UTSA football from 2013 – 2017. Upon graduating from UTSA with his bachelor’s degree in 2017, Daniel is currently working towards his Ph.D in engineering.
He has written extensively for The New Statesman and regularly appeared on BBC political shows such as Dinner with Portillo and Great Britons; championing Elizabeth I in Great Britons and recording a railway journey across Spain for BBC TV. Furthermore, he was an esteemed panellist on Radio 4 show The Moral Maze.
Daniel contends in this appeal that the trial court erred when they considered Julie’s emergency parental termination petition and allowed it to become plenary, ultimately denying his motion to reconsider due to only considering plenary orders of protection against him.
Portillo was instrumental in leading a team to victory at UTSA’s $100K Student Technology Venture Competition, while serving as teaching assistant in both MDI Lab and Thermal and Fluids Laboratory.
As kicker for the Roadrunners, he established UTSA career records in extra points and touchbacks while setting single-season standards in each. Additionally, he earned membership into Hampshire Honor Society, an honor bestowed upon college football players with GPAs of at least 3.2.
He became an operating partner at Greylock and assisted them in growing dozens of portfolio companies such as Instagram. Additionally, in 2018 he established Sweat Equity which provides startup support functions like recruiting, legal, and sales support at significantly reduced fees than bigger rivals.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Portillo is an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at the University of Texas at San Antonio and served as mentor of one team competing in the $100K Student Technology Venture Competition (Spring 2017). Additionally, Daniel was kicker on UTSA football from 2013-2017.
In his senior year, he kicked two field goals and one extra point, earning first team all-district 17-4A recognition as well as honorable mention All-State status.
Pitzer professors Daniel Segal and Suyapa Portillo Villeda were awarded 2017-18 Fulbright US Scholar Research Fellowships by The Chronicle of Higher Education and US Department of State, helping propel Pitzer into their list of top producers of Fulbright scholars among bachelor’s institutions for the first time ever. Segal and Portillo utilize both archived oral history recordings and contemporary interviews with Hondurans to investigate migration narratives in Honduras.
Daniel Portillo was an attentive husband and father who deeply valued his family, his pet dog, his home, reading, writing, creative imagination, superheroes and anime as well as watching intelligent science-fiction fairy tale shows.
On September 23, 2013, Daniel launched his own law firm with the focus of providing compassionate, conscientious and determined legal representation for his clients in all types of family law matters. Before this venture was established, he worked at Seymour M. Rose Law Offices prior to their closure.
Julie presented evidence at both a plenary hearing (hearing for a protective order) and emergency parenting time petition proceedings indicating numerous incidents and problems during child drop-off and pick-up that led to court orders of protection with supervised visitation arrangements.
Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo, known widely for his journalism on various platforms, hails from Bushey in Hertfordshire where his political family roots began at an early age.
After graduating from UCLA, he quickly found employment at tech startups as a recruiter and ultimately rose through the ranks to become Vice President of Talent for Mozilla before joining Greylock as their partner in 2018. Launching Sweat Equity as soon as valuations had declined and services functions had become decoupled was his hope; his team comprises 25 professionals specializing in people, product and go-to market support as well as tax advice services to provide assistance to entrepreneurs as they grow.