Pavithra hails from Bantwal Taluk of Dakshina Kannada. She completed her BSW from the School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru and completed her MSW from Indira Gandhi Open University, Delhi (IGNOU). She has immense experience in working for Child Rights, human rights, gender discrimination, life skills, violence against women, and laws related to women.
She started her journey by working for three years in Childline 1098 as a field worker. Then she briefly worked as an office assistant at Hitha Resource Unit, Mangaluru and her work gave her exposure to how people are treated based on their caste, class, gender, and religion. She is also part of the Karnataka Rajya Mahila Daurjanya Virodhi Okkuta since 2014 and her solo performance of the play ‘Blue Ribbon’ on sexual violence was part of Arivina Payana. She is also a core member of the Tharikita Kala Kammata theatre group, where they use different art forms to raise awareness about social and environmental issues. She believes her field workdays still remains her biggest asset.
Presently she is working as a youth mentor at the Mangalore YRC. Working with the youth every day makes her happy and motivates her. When she isn’t at work, she finds joy in Stitching and Embroidery and performing Yakshagana which is a regional dance form that originated in Dakshina Kannada.