Shelly Bhagat is a first reader from St. Louis, Missouri where she is a member of the class of 2022. She can usually be found within the pages of a book and can be found obsessing over her latest read. When she isn't editing for Polyphony Lit, perhaps you can find her behind a television screen (binge-watching sit-coms of course!) or behind a canvas painting a scene of her dream travel destinations. She is also an avid member of her school's speech and debate team and is passionate about STEM and advocacy. She is super excited to begin her career at Polyphony Lit and can't wait to see where it will take her!