Lia Hiltz is a Canadian foreign service officer currently on exchange to the German Federal Foreign Office, where she is a Special Advisor in the International Cyber Policy Staff. She most recently served in Berlin as Head of Education and Youth and as Deputy Head (Public Affairs). Previous positions include as Deputy Director for Central and East Europe at Global Affairs Canada, and a posting to Washington, D.C. A wife and mother of two, Lia graduated from McGill University (B.A. Hons English Literature) and from the University of Windsor (M.A. English Literature and Creative Writing).