Daphna is the Bureau Chief of Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. In this capacity, she is responsible for the planning, directing, and managing of the Mayor's Office, coordinating with other levels of the government, the administration, the public, and international community leaders. Daphna grew up on one of the few sheep farms in central Israel. During her army service, she focused on the training and command aspects of the squad commanders course. Daphna graduated from the Hebrew University in 2007, with a B.A. in political science and international relations, followed by an M.A. in law from Bar Ilan University. During her studies, she worked as MK Alex Miller's parliamentary assistant. She also became involved in the Kadima party's successful election campaign, where her organizing skills and creativity were noticed and ultimately led her to join the campaign for Nir Barkat. After winning the election Nir Barkat appointed Daphna to be his Bureau Chief.