Nadya Okamoto

Always strive for larger impact and don’t take the failures of your start-up personally.

The future really is female, y’all! Nadya Okamoto is running to become the youngest and first Asian-American City Councillor in the city of Cambridge where this ambitious and passionate 19-year old attends Harvard College - all while running her own non-profit, studying and trying to change the world. Nadya, who has experienced homelessness and domestic violence with her family during high school, realized the importance of menstrual hygiene and works as the Founder and Executive director of PERIOD, a non-profit that provides services and connects women with the care the deserve. Nadya’s political platform draws on her experiences to promote sustainability and affordable housing, and to bring a voice to a young generation looking to make an impact in the future we are creating for ourselves.