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Biography: 

Lia is responsible for designing and executing externally focused communications campaigns that support our organizational objectives, advance our communications goals and amplify the value of our work around the world. Coordinating across teams, she is responsible for for the communications arm of our campaigns on a range of national and global issues, helping to drive change and mobilize supporters in the most effective way possible. 

She joined 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 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.

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 is part of the Women's Coding Collective. 

Latest Posts

  • It's closing day at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum and it's time to wrap up with some great sessions, best practices, and a look towards what's next. As you pack your bags or your laptop, let us know what you think is next. What were your take...
    Date published 09 December 2016
  • Today looks like it's going to be a really interesting day the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Talks on human rights, cyber security, and how to stand for diversity and inclusiveness in discussions around how the Internet grows. Day 3: Thursday,...
    Date published 08 December 2016
  • It's here! The official opening of the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Today is packed with more discussions on things like closing the gender gap to new initiatives in cybersecurity.  This is, without doubt, one of the most...
    Date published 06 December 2016
  • So if you're somehow involved in the world of the Internet chances are you know that people from around the world are descending on Guadalajara or getting ready to log on for five days of remote meetings. And maybe you are already here too. If you'...
    Date published 05 December 2016
  • It's the first day of the African Peering and Interconnection Forum, or as most of the crew here call it, AfPIF. AfPIF started six years ago and has since grown into one of the continent's most beloved events, dedicated to bringing Africa online....
    Date published 30 August 2016

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