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Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okatamo was born in New York City and attended high school in Oregon; she speaks openly about experiencing housing insecurity during her high school years. She moved to Cambridge, the home of her godparents, in 2016 to attend Harvard, and is the youngest candidate for Cambridge City Council at 19.

In 2014, while in high school, she co-founded PERIOD, a non-profit dedicated to providing menstrual hygiene products to those that need them. She has experience in grassroots organizing and leadership with E Pluribus.


Sophomore at Harvard
Lives at 220 Banks Street, Apt. 5 Cambridge, MA 02138
21 years, 7 months
Born in 1998
Voter Registration
March 20, 2017



Climate Green Cambridge
Arts Mass Creative
Harvard Harvard Square Neighborhood Association
Candidate Statement The Whistler 2017-09-01
Commuting Vision Zero Coalition
Biking Cambridge Bike Safety
Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey
Housing CRA Candidate Questionnaire


Students increase the competition for affordable housing but most students are unaware that they are taking the best-priced units in Cambridge and creating difficulties for families.

Nadya Okamoto, Candidate's Website, 2017-11-04

I’m actually the only candidate that’s experienced housing instability, and I think the lack of understanding for that experience is causing harm to a lot of policies.

Also, I would be representing a whole demographic that has never had a seat on the Council before. We’ve never had student representation on the Council. I would be this unprecedented voice for what has never been represented on the Council before.

Nadya Okamoto, Harvard Crimson Profile


Campaign Finance

$ 3,551.37



Raised in 2019


Spent in 2019

$ 0

Jan 1, 2019 Balance
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