Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships(213) 325-1510 | [email protected]
Amy Cortina, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, joined UNITE-LA in 2014. Cortina advances UNITE-LA’s mission by identifying, cultivating and developing opportunities that expand the organization’s resources and partnerships.
Prior to joining UNITE-LA, Cortina took a development job at a prestigious independent school in Washington, D.C., where she witnessed what high-quality, anti-racist education looked like. It was there that Cortina knew she wanted every person, no matter his or her socio-economic status, to have the same high-quality education and career opportunities.
After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Cortina served with the Peace Corps where she found her passion for engaging in international development. This led her to the University of California, San Diego where she obtained her Master of International Affairs degree.
Outside of work, Cortina is the mom to three boys, who are full of energy and remind her of why her work is important. Beyond being a mom, she tries to stay active by riding her road bike, hiking, running and joining adult soccer leagues.