Daniella Orihuela

Daniella Orihuela is responsible for the planning and development of exhibits and programs within the Baptist Health People and Science Gallery, where the MeLaβ exhibition focuses on how everyday choices impact physical and mental health, happiness and overall wellbeing.

Before joining the museum team, Orihuela was a Project Coordinator for the Florida Institute for Health Innovation, where she worked with diverse communities to identify and understand barriers to accessing and utilizing healthcare services. She has also led a project on the development of practical and culturally appropriate health education resources for teenage mothers in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and studied political ecology and its application to public health with the indigenous Kuna population in Tikantiki, Panama.

Orihuela maintains involvement in her community as a member of the Children Issues Committee for the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade, and volunteers as an ASK sex educator for local Miami-Dade County high schools. She earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Miami.