Pia received a B.A. in Communications with a major in Film and TV production and a minor in Visual Arts and Creative Writing at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. She also has a 2 year Art degree with a specialization in Drawing and Digital Art from the Einar Granum Kunstfagskole (Einar Granum School of Arts) in Oslo, Norway. She completed a Diploma on Visual Storytelling and New Media at Fundación Pedro Meyer and World Press Photo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Pia has worked as a festival producer for "Films from the South foundation" (NGO) in Oslo, Norway. She has also worked as a radio producer for NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in Oslo, Norway. Furthermore, she has worked as a Documentary researcher, production assistant and production manager.