Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto

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  • Harvard College


Nadya Okamoto is a contributing writer for Byrdie and co-founder of August, a lifestyle period brand working to reimagine periods to be powerful. She is also the author of the book Period Power: a Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement. Okamoto is the founder and former executive director of the nonprofit organization Period. Outside of her work in the menstrual health space, Okamoto is also a mental health advocate and a Gen Z marketing expert.

In addition, she is the former chief brand officer and current board member of Generation Z marketing agency JUV Consulting. Okamoto has been recognized on notable lists, including Forbes 30 Under 30, The Bloomberg 50, and People Magazine's Women Changing the World. She graduated from Harvard College in 2021.


Nadya graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Harvard College.

About Byrdie and Dotdash

Byrdie is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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