Cecilia McGough #IAmNotAMonsterSCHIZOPHRENIA

Patient Leader

Cecilia McGough is a mental health advocate, activist, writer, media consultant, and radio astronomer located in the United States. Cecilia also happens to have schizophrenia but does not let it define her. Cecilia is the founder and president/executive director of the nonprofit Students With Schizophrenia. Cecilia is the blogger/vlogger for the I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia project, a TED speaker with over 3 million views on YouTube and a Special Books By Special Kids interviewee with over 12 million views on Facebook. In addition, Cecilia is an UNLEASH talent who traveled to Denmark in August of 2017 to be an active voice towards attaining the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cecilia has been selected to as the keynote speaker for the Schizophrenia International Research Society 2020 Conference to take place in Florence, Italy Cecilia was the founder and president of the Penn State Pulsar Search Collaboratory. She had participated in pulsar research continuously since December of 2009 until December 2017 while co-discovering pulsar J1930-1852 at the age of 17 with the widest orbit ever observed around another neutron star. A pulsar is a super dense neutron star which emits dipole electromagnetic radiation. Cecilia was a Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholar through the NASA Langley Research Center and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. She competed in the International Space Olympics held in Russia and was named “Miss Space Olympics 2012.” Cecilia is listed as a co-author for her pulsar research through the Pulsar Search Collaboratory in the Astrophysics Journal: arXiv:1503.06276v1. It is Cecilia McGough’s personal mission to help ensure a day where no one worldwide is afraid to say the words “I have schizophrenia.” Together, we can change the face of schizophrenia, and Students With Schizophrenia is apart of that solution.

Location

New York City, NY

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook Best in Show: Community Patient Leader Hero

Cecilia McGough is a mental health advocate, activist, writer, media consultant, and radio astronomer located in the United States. She is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Students With Schizophrenia. Cecilia is the blogger/vlogger for the I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia project, a TEDx speaker with over 3 million views on YT.  — Michelle

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero
Cecilia McGough #IAmNotAMonsterSCHIZOPHRENIA

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