Hilda Teresa Ayala González has a master's in Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada and a master’s in Library Science from the University of Puerto Rico. Previously she worked as the Research Services Librarian at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez providing workshops and developing research guides about digital scholarship and data management. She also helped establish and developed the digital institutional repository and a dedicated preservation area at the library after the impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017. In 2019 she joined the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and was responsible of establishing the preservation and digitization program. In July 2020 she was designated the General Archivist of Puerto Rico and Interim Director of the National Library.