Julie Flygare, JD, is the founder of Project Sleep, a leading narcolepsy spokesperson, author, runner and blogger diagnosed with narcolepsy with cataplexy in 2007. She received her B.A. from Brown University in 2005 and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2009. In 2012, Julie published “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy,” which won the First Prize Biography/Autobiography Award at the San Francisco Book Festival 2013.
Julie has spoken about narcolepsy to scientific researchers, doctors, nurses, college and medical school students, NIH, FDA and CDC representatives. Her story has been featured by Marie Claire, the Doctors Show, ABC, NBC, Psychology Today, Huffington Post and the Discovery Channel. She is the creator of the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE international awareness campaign and first-ever scholarship program for students with narcolepsy. Julie currently works as a writer at City of Hope in Los Angeles, CA. In her free time, she is training for a marathon, speaking across the country and managing Project Sleep, her dream job.