Kiah Zellner-Smith

Video & Social Media Coordinator
IES Abroad

Kiah Zellner-Smith is the Video & Social Media Coordinator at IES Abroad. In this role, Kiah oversees social media strategy, looks after IES Abroad's Virtual Tours, manages all video content and video editing, and is part of the team that makes the Study Abroad Film Festival come to life. Kiah Zellner-Smith is an alumna of the Rio de Janeiro program, during which time she was awarded IES Abroad's first ever Blogger of the Year award. She was also a semifinalist in the inaugural year of the Film Festival. Kiah enjoys creating captivating and innovative content that engages and inspires gen z-ers and enjoys the challenges that this generation poses to traditional marketing methods.

Read below to find out a bit more about Kiah:

Where have you studied or lived abroad?

I studied abroad on the first semester of IES Abroad's Rio de Janeiro program!

What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?

Austin, Texas steals my heart time and time again. It must be due to the endless supply of tacos, the quirkiness of the culture, the incredible live music, and the fact that three of my best friends live there.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Watercolor paint, read non-fiction books, daydream about future trips, & overconsume pickles.

Fishing for piranhas in the Amazon. We ate them for dinner afterward!