Sociologist, social worker and socio-educational counselor. Mascia has always been involved in social work in the field of drug addiction and the prevention and fight of early withdrawal from school. She worked for several years for Associazione Centro La Tenda onlus and Associazione Quartieri Spagnoli onlus. She handles psychological support groups with Life Skill Education programs, namely programs aimed at improving one’s communication, interpersonal relationship and problem solving skills, not to mention the ability to face emotions and stress. These programs are also aimed at improving drug addicts’ self-esteem through the reinforcement of their socio-pedagogic and psychological skills. Mascia is a counselor and a vocational guide for the project Trespassing which is geared towards youths in situations of social and educational exclusion who take part in internships in different kinds of companies.