Adriana is the Head of Archival Collections and Services at the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University – Newark. She oversees day-to-day operations of the Institute of Jazz Studies—the largest and most comprehensive jazz research facility in the world. Ms. Cuervo has enjoyed a longstanding career in music and performing arts special collections; she previously worked at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Adriana has a bachelor’s degree in Music History from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia (2002), a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (2005), and a Master of Arts Degree in American Studies at Rutgers University – Newark (2022). She enjoys working in the preservation, access, and promotion of cultural heritage, as it gives her a sense of purpose and hope for the future of the arts in a rapidly changing world.