Julia Porturas was born in Peru and studied at La Católica University in Lima and Birkbeck College, London. She graduated with a BA Hons in Hispanic and Latin American Studies. In Peru, she worked for several years for a major state enterprise, and she is now an administrative manager of a professional society in London. She is a frequent visitor to Peru for family and culture related matters.
John and Julia are both regular contributors to Footprint's Peru guides.