Christine Shiau is the Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute. She drives vision and performance, leading strategy and program development and cultivating global partnerships to grow a resilient ecosystem for technology-enabled exchanges. She blends strategic insight with creativity to establish virtual exchange as a cutting-edge field that builds global competencies and career readiness skills in youth. Christine sits on the boards of the Alliance for International Exchange, AMP Global Youth, and Podium Education. She joined the Initiative following a career in the public and private sectors. Christine graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a B.S. in accounting and a minor in marketing. She received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.