Itzayana enjoys working at the intersection of visual culture, history, and print culture. In 2015, she began to develop a transracial analysis of comic strips for her PhD in Communication Studies at McGill University.

Before arriving to Montreal, she lived in Mexico City, where she was part of the crew of "Return Voyage: The China Galleon and the Barroque in Mexico, 1565-1815" / "Tornaviaje: La nao de China y el Barroco en México, 1565-1815" at Barroco Museo Internacional (BMI). She did her Master's in Art History at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a BA in Cultural History at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM).