Italia was the state coordinator for New Mexico Dreamers in Action, a youth-led organization of young immigrant students and allies that fight for equity, access to education, healthcare, and the empowerment of immigrant communities regardless of their immigration status all throughout New Mexico and the nation. Her commitment to social justice and activism allows her to use positive youth development to work with high school and college students, as well as families, in leading the movement towards human rights for all people. Italia is also extremely passionate about biology and hopes to attend medical school in the near future, while also doing community-based research.