jaspreet kaur

University: Harvard University
Major: Film, Sociology
Languages: Punjabi
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Biography: I grew up listening to my parents’ stories of how we fled India because of the violence against women. I attended a local Humanities program in California which provided an opportunity to discuss race and gender relations further sparking my interest in social issues. My older sister inspired me to start making films in high school to change some of the misinformation perpetuated through media. I became the youngest Executive Director of my school’s live broadcasting news channel and then went on to organize a non-profit that brought together teens from the LA region to make films on social issues. The four day summit invites industry professionals to lead workshops and network with the delegates. I won the Princeton Prize for my efforts in bettering race relations and one of the films I directed won an award from the White House Film Festival. I am currently at Harvard College.