Erika Christiansen

Erika Christiansen

Leadership & Service Programs

Top 5 Strengths

  1. Empathy
  2. Positivity
  3. Strategic
  4. Arranger
  5. Communication


  • Supervises Staff
  • Manages Budget for Leadership & Service Programs
  • Oversees Communications and Marketing for Leadership & Service Programs
  • Curriculum Development and Instruction of President's Leadership Class
  • Advises President's Leadership Society
  • Curriculum Development and Supervision of Introduction to Leadership
  • Directs LeaderShape Institute


Erika Christiansen was appointed to the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership at the University of Iowa in February 2017. She holds her B.F.A. and M.A. from the University of Iowa. Previously, she worked with the UI Office of Outreach and Engagement, Columbia College, and the University of Missouri where she expanded her understanding of college students' engagement with community partners. Her adoration for leadership development and institutional outreach is driven by the opportunity to create networks of involved citizens. In her spare time, Erika enjoys walking her dog, spending time with her family, practicing yoga and creating textile arts.