Interim Executive Director
Italia was born in Mexico City and immigrated to Riverside, CA at the age of ten. Living as an undocumented immigrant gave her the motivation and tenacity to make a positive impact in her community. For more than 10 years, Italia has been a vocal and passionate advocate of social justice issues. She has led numerous organizing efforts throughout California and across the country in support of pro-immigrant rights and civic engagement.
Italia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Riverside. She holds extensive knowledge and experience as an political strategists and organizer on immigration, education, worker's rights and environmental justice issues.
Currently, Italia serves as the Political Director at the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ). In her free time she enjoys spending time at the gym, gardening and watching movies.