Meet The Team
I’m Zee and I’m the founder of Passion Projects. I’ve been a mental health advocate for most of my life after going through some personal struggles throughout my adolescence. I now major in Multimedia at McMaster University and minor in Film Studies. I live my days with my psychiatric/brain injury service dog, Peach, always by my side. I joined started Passion Projects because I believe that the conversation about mental illness should be open on campus. I know it can be hard to find a community that accepts every intersection of who you are so with effort I created this club to hold all intersections while providing an opportunity to share your story safely. I’m so excited to start this journey with you and encourage you to click here to join the newsletter and tell YOUR story. I encourage you to check out our social media profiles for more information on the upcoming events!
Community Expert, Co-Founder
Jaime is a fourth-year student at McMaster University, majoring in Social Psychology with a minor in Mental Health, Addiction and Society. She’s passionate about sexual health, mental health and illness, LGBTQ+ topics and experiences, as well as writing! As a bisexual woman living with mental illness, she’s excited to work with Passion Projects to contribute to the conversation on the intersections of mental illness. In her role as Outreach Executive, she’s looking forward to sharing her story in creative ways and working with others to do the same. Jaime finds writing about her experiences an effective creative outlet and coping mechanism imperative to her mental health. She also volunteers as a Peer Educator/Team Lead for the Wellness Outreach Teams of the McMaster Student Wellness Centre. In her spare time, you can find her watching psychological thrillers, listening to true crime podcasts, and writing poetry.
Social Media Expert
My name is Briann Mensour. I am a third year Life Sciences student at McMaster University. My experience with mental health and mental illness began when a very close loved one suffered through depression. Although depression won that battle, I made it a mission of mine to change the way the world sees individuals with mental health and mental illness. I joined Passion Projects simply because it is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in a fun and creative way. I am looking forward to seeing changes across campus and hearing the conversation being started. We are all on this journey together and I hope that this is the best year yet!