Amanda Jezek is currently the Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), which represents over 10,000 ID physicians and scientists. Amanda oversees IDSA’s public policy and government relations department, with responsibility for policy development and advocacy on IDSA priority issues, including antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial and diagnostics development, immunizations, preparedness, federal funding, and other issues relating to public health and research. Amanda has been with IDSA since 2011, previously serving as IDSA’s Government Relations Director. Prior to joining IDSA, Amanda was the Deputy Director for Federal Affairs at the March of Dimes Foundation. In this capacity, Amanda led the March of Dimes’ policy development and lobbying efforts on all issues related to access to healthcare for women of childbearing age, infants, and children, including the Foundation’s work on the Affordable Care Act. Amanda also lobbied for Mental Health America, and worked as a legislative assistant and press secretary for U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA). Amanda holds a B.A. in Political Science from Dartmouth College.