Expert Profile


Danielle Covatta Riva


She / Her / Hers



Full or Part-time

Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

6 – 10 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Curatorial/Collections, Development/Sponsorship/Institutional Advancement, Exhibits development, Information/Technology/Digital, Marketing & Communications, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Other

I am an accomplished multidisciplinary designer comfortable working in architecture, graphic design, and interior design as well as content research and development.

As a designer I love the iterative process of taking a project from ideation all the way through to final installation and then seeing visitors interact with my work. As a lifelong museum lover I chose to work in exhibit design because I enjoy the constant opportunities to learn about new subject matter myself before translating that content into an educational and entertaining experience for other museum visitors.

I have worked for Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the world-renowned exhibit design firm, and in-house at a wide variety of cultural institutions including the Museum of Science, the New-York Historical Society, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian.

I hold a BA in architecture from Smith College and an MS in interior and exhibit design from Pratt Institute. is supported by Imagine Exhibitions

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