Through her work with the Spina Bifida Association of Iowa, Christiansen was able to develop a deep passion for storytelling and advocacy. Interviewing and discussing issues impacting individuals and families with Spina Bifida allowed her to fulfill her desire to give back.

In addition to her social media, advocacy and publication work, Christiansen helped promote and pitch stories to local networks regarding Spina Bifida matters, including being one of the top fundraising chapters in the country.