Pawan Deol She/Her


Pawan devotes herself to exploring the power of meaningful gathering through her work. She proposes that gathering itself is an art, and that joyful design cultivates togetherness and events that inspire purpose. For Pawan, connection is transformative, spaces and places can uplift, and art has the power to heal. 

Pawan has written and produced several Leo award-winning films, including Unkept and Deeper I Go. Before joining the Indian Summer team in 2019, she also worked in TV and radio, bringing more representative storytelling to the forefront. Pawan has produced live TV specials, radio documentaries, music videos, and wellness events. She has a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University.

Always ready for deeply personal and provoking conversations (draw a question card, go on!), Pawan loves self-growth books and podcasts, and rearranging her furniture weekly. She lives on Coast Salish, Semiahmoo, and S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) lands, colonially known as Surrey, Canada.

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