Traleena Rouleau currently serves as the President of the 1 in 5 Initiative and was involved as a former practicum student. She is a third year Clinical Psychology student at uOttawa under the supervision of Dr. Luc Pelletier in the Human Motivation Research Laboratory. Her research interests center on the relationship between anxiety, motivation, and need support and frustration experienced globally and in romantic relationships. Traleena makes the best of stress by spending time with her family, friends, and animals, as well as playing guitar, piano, and singing.
Alexandra has been the Director of Finance for the 1 in 5 for the past 3 years. She loves being a part of such a great team and has fun presenting the workshops to our community. She has a passion for psychology and works as a research assistant when she’s not being involved with the 1in5. In her spare time, Alex enjoys going on hikes, watching true crime, and catching up with friends.
Meggan Porteous currently serves as the Co-President of the 1 in 5 Initiative and was involved as a former practicum student. She is a second year Clinical Psychology student at uO under the supervision of Dr. Rébecca Robillard in the Sleep Research Laboratory. Her research and clinical interests are related to trauma, sleep and emotional lability. Meggan aims to promote psychological well-being and reducing stigma through her work with the 1 in 5 Initiative. She makes the best of stress by painting, spending time with loved ones and listening to podcasts.
Meenakshie is pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the influence of cancer and chemotherapy on memory in women with breast cancer under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Sekeres. Meenakshie is a practicum student and social media liaison with the 1 in 5 Initiative where she aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma on mental health. She makes the best of stress by spending time with family, animals and friends; being outdoors; utilizing deep breathing and mindfulness techniques; as well as being artistic.
Madeline is a member and a previous practicum student with the 1in5 initiative. She helps faciliate workshops and maintain the initiative’s website . She is a 4th year student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Ottawa where she pursues her research and clinical interests in mental health care provision and classification under the supervision of Dr. Cary Kogan. Madeline aims to promote psychological well-being through her work with the 1in5 initiative and by indulging in the little things like good food, company, and coffee!
DR. TIM AUBRY
Maya is a new volunteer of the 1 in 5 initiative. She is currently in her first year of a Master’s in Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Maya is very passionate about psychology and mental wellness throughout her daily life, and one of her goals is to promote psychological well-being and self care to others. In her spare time, she loves to do yoga, cook new things, spend time with loved ones, and go camping or exploring in nature!
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