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Cecelia Opatken-Ringdal

Editor, Americas/Europe


Cecelia joined IEEFA in September 2022 as Editor – Americas/Europe. She edits materials for the Americas/Europe-based research team and ensures that IEEFA’s mission remains accessible to diverse audiences.

Before joining IEEFA, she was a writing instructor for UC San Diego. She holds an MA in History of Science from the University of Toronto where she conducted research and published articles about the global history of psychiatry with an emphasis on patients’ rights. She also holds an English degree from McGill University in Montréal, where she served as an academic editor for publications in postcolonial literature and cinema studies.

When not working, she spends her time rock climbing, training for more challenging climbs, camping in the desert, and baking pies.

Languages: English (fluent), French (intermediate)

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