Nadya Okamoto

United States

I’m Nadya, a 19-year-old from Portland, Oregon, and the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD (freshman at Harvard College). PERIOD 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. I am also the co-founder and spokesperson of E Pluribus. I am also running for Cambridge City Council with a full-time youth-run campaign. Nadya is an alumna of the Vital Voices youth leadership program HERlead.