Tariana Little
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
EmVision Productions, CEO and Co-Founder

Driven by science, storytelling, and social justice – what she calls “intentional creativity for social change” – Tariana V. Little is working towards creating knowledge, mobilizing action, and generating solutions. She is co-founder and CEO of EmVision Productions, helping progressive organizations convey their work via social impact storytelling™. Through EmVision’s Community Portraits, she highlights the extraordinary work, visions, and voices of community members in her native Boston, and co-produced a short documentary, Stories of Black Motherhood.

As a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health (HSPH), Tariana is motivated by her family experiences of food insecurity to found FooFii, a social venture using digital technology to connect families to food security resources. Prior to HSPH, she managed the launch and expansion of UMass Boston’s Office of Health Disparities Research and Training and served in the American Journal of Public Health’s inaugural Student Media Think Tank, helping to rebrand the Journal’s media presence for younger readers. Tariana has also worked in health-related projects in the US, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain, and Kenya.

Tariana has been recognized as one of the most influential young Latino leaders in Massachusetts, was appointed to Mayor’s Walsh SPARK Boston Council, serves on the Diversity Board of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, and co-chairs the Community Advisory Board of the Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. As a queer, biracial, first-generation college student from a low-income, Dominican-German immigrant family in Dorchester, Tariana plans to use her leadership training and diverse global experiences towards expanding life opportunities for underserved populations in Boston and beyond.