Lia is responsible for the editorial & creative direction of the Internet's Society online content. This means she'll work together with Internet Society staff and Chapters to tell stories of what a free and open Internet brings to not only your life, but also the lives of people around the world.
Lia joins the Internet Society after an extensive career as a national radio and print journalist, documentary filmmaker, and communication & marketing specialist for various Canadian based and International organizations.
Hailing from Ottawa Ontario Canada, she began her career as a storyteller at 16 where she ran her own monthly magazine. While attending University she was not only on the editorial board of the student paper, she was also a freelance reporter for many national and international publications, freelance documentary filmmaker, weekly host for a community radio show, and an active writer and volunteer for many citizen journalism sites.
After graduating she moved on to work for national radio as a news and documentary reporter as well as producer. She eventually moved into communications and marketing both at the Federal Government and private sector level where she received awards from the International Association of Business Communicators for work in online communications and media relations.
A self-proclaimed geek, Lia loves the creativity the web provides but she is passionate about people and their stories, which makes her a perfect addition to the Internet Society team.
Lia graduated with honors from Carleton University's prestigious School of Journalism in Ottawa Ontario Canada. She's also studied online programming at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and theatre at the Ottawa Theatre School.
Lia is based in Geneva, Switzerland