Darci Pappano has over ten years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level design studios, graphics, digital media, computer applications, and color theory courses. 2017 marks the year that she assumed responsibility for the Cruise Ship and Super Yacht certificate program. This is a focused program that consists of one semester of Cruise Ship Design in Miami that partners with Studio Dado  + one semester of Yacht Design in Italy that partners with the University of Genoa Naval Design Program.

She earned a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture in 2013, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing from the University of South Florida.

Darci received a grant from the FIU College of Engineering and Computing for her design research in wayfinding and signage. She has won several awards for design and service. She is the principal of Darci Design, an interior design service located in Miami, Florida.