Nadya Okamoto

Student, entrepreneur

Nadya Okamoto is a 19-year-old student at Harvard College. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD, which is a global youth-run nonprofit that strives to provide and celebrate menstrual hygiene through advocacy, education, and service—through the global distribution of menstrual hygiene products and engagement of youth leadership through a nationwide network of campus chapters. In the last two years, we have addressed over 78,000 periods through 43 nonprofit partners in 27 states and 14 countries, and we have 65 campus chapter at universities and high schools around the United States. She is also a candidate for Cambridge City Council and launched her campaign on March 29, 2017. You can find out more about her run for local office at


Celebrate menstrual hygiene