Amanda Stephens has been volunteering for QUALIS since summer 2015. While learning Hindi  as a Critical Language Scholar at Jaipur’s American Institute of Indian Studies in the summer of 2015 and 2016, Amanda taught free conversational English classes to indigent girls. She also developed QUALIS Connect (hyperlink to Our Projects page), a program that fosters cultural and language exchange between U.S. college women and impoverished girls in Jaipur. In fall and spring 2016, she wrote a QUALIS research report on Indian girls’ educational status (insert hyperlink to research report on Our Research page). As a 2017 Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher who is based in Jaipur until August 2018, she is currently working on various QUALIS projects including an outreach initiative to US fair trade stores, the Pen Pal project (insert hyperlink to Our Projects page), and QUALIS’s survey of 500 Rajasthani women artisans (hyperlink to Our Research page). Amanda is also a US-licensed attorney and gender studies Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her dissertation research focuses on women’s empowerment nongovernmental organizations in Jaipur. After she graduates with her Ph.D., she intends to continue to serve as QUALIS’s U.S. Consultant and work as a practicing lawyer and for the U.S. foreign service. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting and watching adorable cat videos.