2021 - 2022 Fellows

Nidhi SalianNidhi Salian is a rising junior in the Honors College double majoring in Cognitive Science and Economics, with a minor in Computer Science. She loves learning about technology and is interested in exploring the ways in which user experience research, human-computer interaction, and tech policy can be used to design solutions for social, economic, and environmental issues. Since coming to Rutgers, she has actively been involved in several clubs and organizations on campus like CreativeX, HC Ally, and Women in Business. She has also served as a team lead and tutor in the Youth Empowerment Club’s A2E tutoring program, and she will be serving as a site leader for Rutgers Alternative Breaks this upcoming year. Outside of class, Nidhi loves to spend her free time participating in community service projects, biking, painting, and exploring new shows or movies on Netflix! In fact, Nidhi spent this past summer completing a 30-day biking trip with the Dream Project. Nidhi and the rest of the Dream Team collectively fundraised $13,000 for a local non-profit called Triple C Housing while simultaneously biking from town to town across New Jersey. In each town they biked through, Nidhi volunteered with local non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Elijah’s Promise, CFBNJ, CROPS, and more. This upcoming year, Nidhi is thrilled to be joining the Gardner Fellowship program and applying what she learns about leadership and social policy to continue serving her community. After completing her undergraduate degree, Nidhi hopes to attend law school and ultimately work in an industry at the intersection of technology and law.