Nadya Okamoto

Raised in Portland, Oregon, Nadya Okamoto is a 20-year-old Harvard student and is the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD (, an organization she founded at the age of 16.

In 2017, Nadya ran for office in Cambridge, MA. While she did not win, her campaign team made historic waves in mobilizing young people on the ground and at polls. Nadya recently signed with publisher Simon and Schuster to write a book to mobilize the Menstrual Movement (coming Fall 2018) — Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement.