Taryana is the Program Assistant at the Glass Ladder Group (GLG). She is experienced in workshop development, event planning and managing project logistics. She has successfully planned and led workshops on a variety of topics. She is an expert in customer service experience and improving client relationships for small businesses.
Taryana worked as a trainer for The Posse Foundation where she acted as a mentor to over 100 high school and college students, developed curriculum on topics surrounding diversity and inclusion and recruited students each year for the scholarship program. As an alumni of The Posse Foundation herself, she experienced the impact of this foundation and was honored to have the opportunity to work with outstanding students and universities.
As a student at Boston University (BU), Taryana participated in many service groups including her role as the Public Relations Coordinator for FeelGood BU, a non-profit organization focused on extreme hunger and poverty. Taryana spoke annually at the School of Business’s Academic Success Panel on which she spoke on annually and had the honor of being the first black woman at Boston University to present the commencement address at her 2014 ceremony alongside past Boston governor, Deval Patrick. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and mentored students through Delta GEMS, a program designed for at-risk girls.
Taryana is passionate about the arts, traveling and service. She studied Mandarin at Fudan University in Shanghai, China and makes it a priority to immerse herself in different cultures, acting as a cultural ambassador for others. When she’s not making the wheels turn at the Glass Ladder Group, Taryana enjoys running Tees by Tori, a clothing line centered around travel and owning a style all your own and writing on her blog discoveringtaryana.com.
Taryana has a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Boston University and is passionate about culture exchange and community outreach.
Check out some of Taryana’s opinions on culture at the Glass Ladder Group blog.