Alba is in charge of Europeana Research, the bridge between the Europeana Foundation and researchers, research institutions and infrastructures. She coordinates the Research Advisory Board's activities and is the Europeana Research Community manager. Besides being responsible for the Research Grants Programme, she contributes building partnerships competitive within the Horizon 2020 Programme and the European Science Cloud. She has a PhD in History of Art and is active as a researcher also in the fields of Heritage and Museum Studies. More recently, she has developed a particular interest in Cultural Policy.