Gita Saedi Kiely

Director of Development

Personal Summary

Kiely is the Development Director of the UM School of Journalism and an adjunct lecturer for the School of Media Arts. She served as the executive director and various director roles of the Big Sky Film Institute & Big Sky Documentary Film Festival from 2012 - 2016. She has produced and edited several critically acclaimed documentary films, including the 2004 PBS series The New Americans. She was an adjunct lecturer for the School of Journalism from 2007-2012 and earned her B.A. in speech and communications with a minor in cinema studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kiely lives in Missoula with her husband and two children.