Shelley Friedman is an SAS Honors Scholar studying political science and psychology, and is a recipient of the Rutgers 2013 Academic Excellence Award. Over the course of her first two years at Rutgers she has served as an Aresty Research Assistant, Co-President of Rutgers University Shalom/Salaam, and Secretary of Rutgers Hillel. Currently, in addition to her participation in the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program, she is working closely with Professor Heumann studying the causes and consequences of whistleblowing. She is also serving as a Peer Instructor for the Aresty Research Program. Shelley is an aspiring yogi and lover of all things artistic, both in terms of producing and appreciating. She enjoys learning, traveling, great food, and even better company, and is excited to continue exploring her passions with an open heart and mind. In the Spring, Shelley will be researching the people's right to know, and the implications of and legitimacy of the government's concealment of information, with Professors Milton Heumann and Dennis Bathory from the Political Science Department.