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Lia Kiessling

Lia Kiessling

Senior Director, Community Mobilization

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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 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. 

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