Cecilia McGough stands up to schizophrenia and helps empower college students through the next non-profit Students with schizophrenia.
Students with schizophrenia:
I'm not a monster: SCHIZOPHRENIA:
Cecilia McGough is an astronomer, activist and writer as a student at Penn State Schreyer Honors College specializing in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Cecilia is the founder and current president of Penn State Pulsar Search Collaboratory. She has been participating in the research of continuously pulsing since December 2009, co-discovering the pulsar J1930-1852 with the widest orbit ever seen around another neutron star, competing in the International Space Olympics held in Russia and co-author of her Research in Daily Astrophysics. Cecilia is a mental health activist in the fight against the negative stigma towards mental illness. She is the founder and executive director (CEO) of the early launch of the nonprofit organization Students With Schizophrenia, which is the only non-profit organization in the United States focused on empowering college students with schizophrenia.
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