IMTA Alum Raini Rodriguez wrote an outstanding article about her experiences of being bullied and the Austin & Ally special episode about cyber-bullying Disney produced for Bullying Prevention Month. Raini says, "One night I talked to my parents and they told me something very important, as long as you're happy with who you are, it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks. You control your own destiny." Raini is active in Friends for Change, Free the Children and other girls leadership organizations.
Raini competed at IMTA in 2005 and won first place in Monologue and Commercial Print Competitions and placed in the top ten for Top Actress of the Year!