Sampada Shevde oversees Perkins India’s programs. A 1999 graduate of Perkins International’s rigorous Educational Leadership Program, Shevde now drives Perkins India’s locally facing operations, working on developing future partnerships and programs to grow impact. She has successfully initiated collaborations with government organizations and routinely delivers trainings and works with teachers and families in the community. She has previously worked for Sense International, India and Helen Keller Institute for Deaf & Deafblind. Her roles over the years have included training manager, principal, coordinator and special educator, and she has consulted and conducted trainings and workshops throughout India and Southeast Asia. Currently a visiting faculty member at the National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped in Mumbai, Shevde has also authored and contributed to various publications and educational training materials. She holds a master’s degree in education from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mumbai University.