Alexis Lahorra is dedicated to changing views on mental illness, which affects one out of every five Canadians. After overcoming the challenges of depression and anxiety, Lahorra helped launch the Concordia chapter of Jack.org — a national network focused on transforming how we think about mental health through various programs. Leading the Concordia chapter is over-and-above her regular academic obligations in communication and cultural studies with a focus on Spanish.
Before embarking on her studies at Concordia, Lahorra spearheaded an anti-bullying campaign called Stronger than a Rock. The initiative earned first place in the category of Mutual Aid, Peace and Justice at Forces AVENIR — which recognizes student engagement — in 2014.