Amalya graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University (2016), where she studied Anthropology, Visual Arts, and Chinese Language and Culture. After graduation, she received a Princeton in Asia Teaching Fellowship to teach at Shihezi University, in Xinjiang, China. She then became Head of Art at Atlas Education, a project-based learning school in Beijing. Following that role, she continued teaching at a variety of educational organizations, including Beijing Experimental (SDSZ). As a visual artist, she received Princeton’s graduation prize in sculpture, a residency with 77Art in Vermont, and the Young Artist Fellowship Award from ChaNorth.