Posts by: Ella Balasa

I am a person with cystic fibrosis, a writer, a patient advocate, and a scientist. I was diagnosed with CF at 18 months old and am now 27. I hold a degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and work part-time as an environmental microbiology lab manager. Over the last few years, I've become deeply involved in the CF community on advisory and research committees as well as serving as a director for the US Adult CF Association. I'm from Richmond, Virginia, but of Hungarian descent. I love the ocean, traveling, spending time outdoors, doing makeup, and eating my favorite dessert, crème brûlée. Follow my travel and life experiences on Instagram @thisgirlella.