Idia is a licensed Public Relations professional with nearly 20 years of field experience and is currently a member of the Regulatory Board.
She has presided the Puerto Rico Association of Public Relations Professionals twice, in 2001-2002 and again in 2008-2009, periods in which she represented the organization as Principal Adviser before the International Confederation of Public Relations.
Idia has also taught Public Relations classes at undergraduate and graduate levels, at the Sacred Heart University and Turabo University. Additionally, she has spoken at diverse universities and professional educational activities, highlights of which are her participation as panelist at the XXIV Inter American Congress of Public Relations at Varadero, Cuba (2002) and at the V CONFIARP Forum at Havana, Cuba (2009).
Prior to beginning her career in Public Relations, Idia worked as a journalist and presenter in the local media. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in Public Relations from the Sacred Heart University, also in Puerto Rico, where she was awarded the Portico medal for leadership and academic excellence.
In 2005, Idia was named Successful Professional Alumni in Public Relations by the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Public Communication. Also, the Puerto Rico Association of Public Relations Professionals gave her its Outstanding Public Relations Professional award “Relacionista Distinguida” in 2010.