Kathleen Christensen directs the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Working Longer program designed to deepening scholarly and public understanding of aging Americans’ work patterns. At the Foundation, Dr. Christensen established and spearheaded what would become its Workplace, Work Force and Working Families program. Under her leadership, the foundation has been credited with pioneering the field of work-family research and helping spark a national movement to create more flexible workplaces that effectively meet the needs of employees while also supporting business productivity. In 2010, Dr. Christensen was named by Working Mother magazine as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Work-Life Field.” In 2004, she was awarded the inaugural Work-Life Legacy Award by the Families and Work Institute for her role in founding the work-life field. Christensen earned her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.