Christine Shiau is Assistant Director of the Stevens Initiative where she oversees a wide array of functions related to program infrastructure, grants, strategy, communications, and operations, ensuring effective management throughout the program. Christine joined the Initiative following a career in the public and private sectors specializing in finance, accounting, compliance, and grants management. Preceding her current role, Christine managed several multi-million dollar grant programs at Cook County, Illinois. Christine’s portfolio included the Department of Homeland Security’s second largest urban security grant program specializing in public safety and emergency management. Prior to her public sector career, Christine worked as an auditor with Ernst and Young and an accountant with Enterprise Holdings. She came to Washington, DC from Los Angeles, where she worked for Kaiser Permanente managing federal grants through the Department of Health and Human Services. Christine graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a minor in marketing. She is a Master of Business Administration candidate at the University of Maryland.