Adriana Mota is a BA student (2020-2024) in Toronto Metropolitan University’s Psychology department, and minoring in Criminology. She explores the intersection between psychological disorders presented in mass media with a critical focus on the criminal justice system. Her academic interests include social perception, cognitive psychology, social comparisons, and coping mechanisms. As an MLC Research Fellow, Adriana is excited about exploring diverse types of research in a collaborative and stimulating work environment. With a role in the Telling COVID-19 Stories research project, she integrates her love of literature with her passion for psychology.