Hello! My name is Amy Gutierrez and I am so grateful to be a member of the USACFA board. I have been an avid reader of CF Roundtable since the late ’90s and I am forever grateful for how much I have learned over the past two decades from the publication. I fiercely believe that all people with cystic fibrosis should have access to the best care and latest knowledge – and I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to this prestigious organization. My specific passions include advocating for research about hemoptysis, aspergillus, CFRD, and decreasing quality of treatment variation across CF centers in the United States.
I am 39 years old. I was diagnosed at 6 months old. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California as well as my Masters in Business Administration from USC. I have worked full time, mostly in biotech and pharma, which continues to be my passion despite my health forcing me to leave work in 2017. In my spare time you can find me reading non-fiction, watching college football and traveling. My husband and I were married in August 2017 and we live in Los Angeles, CA, with our little cocker spaniel/dachshund mix.