Emily Little, PhD, CLEC, is a perinatal health educator, researcher, and advocate, and is the Founder and Executive Director of Nurturely (nurturely.org). She completed her PhD at University of California, San Diego where she combined approaches from anthropology, psychology, and public health to explore infant-caregiver interaction and perinatal health systems. Her community-based research continues at Nurturely with the end goal of improving policies and societal practices so all infants and caregivers can thrive. She is trained as a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor and Babywearing Educator and is passionate about co-creating preventative, community-led programs that facilitate equitable access to wellness during the perinatal period. Her work in Melanesia, Central and South America, and Southeast Asia inspired her passion for strengthening cultures of support for infants and caregivers and promoting equity in all aspects of her work.

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