ORG National Endowment for the Arts Title BIO Ms. Christensen is responsible for the planning and management of all discipline-based grants and awards (approximately $34 million in FY'01). She serves as principal adviser to the Chairman and Senior Deputy Chairman on the development and management of grant categories and related agency activities. She participates with the Chairman and other top-level agency officials in formulation of Arts Endowment policies and programs in support of the arts. Prior to her work at the National Endowment for the Arts, she was Assistant General Counsel at National Public Radio, a position she held for eight years. Ms. Christensen also has worked as a trial lawyer at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.; Legislative Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union; and as a trial lawyer in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.