Who We Are

The PERIOD Mission

PERIOD is a youth-fueled nonprofit that strives to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Through the distribution of menstrual products, promotion of youth leadership, and championing of menstrual equity in policy, PERIOD aims to center those disproportionately affected by period poverty and support local efforts for menstrual equity.

Our Global Network

PERIOD is composed of hundreds of youth chapter members, grassroots organizers, service partners, and a network of partner organizations and companies. To learn more, visit our Get Involved page to find out which partnership is the right fit for you.

Photo Credit to Beatrice Domingo

Changes at PERIOD

PERIOD has undergone many changes this year and is continuing to take steps to create a more inclusive and representative organization. PERIOD has retained Dragonfly Partners to assess how we got to this place, which includes a review of our programs and communications. We appreciate those who are working to hold us to account. Below is a preliminary report from Dragonfly Partners.

Our Team

Michela Bedard

Executive Director

Dara Wilk

Development Director

Eira Nylander Torallas

National Chapter Manager

Nicky Dawkins

SE Regional Coordinator

Maya Foxall

Communications Manager

Anusha Singh

Campaign Lead

Ameer Abdul

Campaign Manager

Kate Barker Swindell

Service & Operations Manager

Olivia Jenkinson

Service Associate

Blaise Albis-Burdige

Data Engineer & Webmaster

Emma Craven

National Chapter Coordinator & NW Regional Coordinator

Damaris Pereda

National Programs Director

2020-2022 Youth Advisory Council Cohort

The Youth Advisory Council is a governance committee tasked with supporting the work of PERIOD by providing insight and advice to PERIOD’s programs and strategy. The group consists of 12 activists, ages 14-25, who meet bi-monthly to tackle essential questions and provide strategic advice to PERIOD staff and Board of Directors. Council Members are the voice and face of PERIOD's youth activists, and will ensure that the voices and diversity of young activists are heard and represented in PERIOD’s decision making and program design.

All Youth Advisory Council seats are currently filled, but please stay tuned for more information and availabilities

Catalina Carbajal

Hodan Barreh

Amber Wynne

Sameeha Khan

Annabelle Jin

Gabriela Lopez Castillo

Hana O'Looney

Ally Crays

Aliyah De Jesus

Sarah Smidi

Shruti Gautam

Jasmine Shabazz

(Photo Credit: Shimecca McCall)

Want to join the team? PERIOD is hiring!

Open positions with PERIOD are listed below. Check out the openings and click the links below to apply.

For volunteering opportunities, please email info@period.org.