The first to go to college in a Dominican-German immigrant family, Tariana V. Little is a researcher, community leader, and social entrepreneur passionate about using her skills for real-world impact. Her research focuses on health equity at the intersection of global health, digital health, and communications. She holds an MS in Clinical Investigation (UMass Medical School), an MS in Transnational, Cultural, and Community Studies (UMass Boston), a certificate in Digital Health Communication (Tufts University), and is a public health doctoral student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Tariana is also co-founder of EmVision Productions, a social mission-driven video production company in Boston, where she helps organizations leverage the power of storytelling to achieve their goals. Invested in her community, Tariana is appointed to Mayor Martin Walsh’s SPARK Boston, a cohort of millennial leaders connecting peers and city government, and has been named by El Planeta (New England’s largest Spanish-language newspaper) as one of the most influential young leaders for Latinos in Massachusetts. Driven by science, storytelling, and social justice, Tariana’s work embodies what she calls “intentional creativity for social change.”
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.