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Rachel Nearhood

B. S. B. ’09 (Carlson School of Management)
Alumni Association Member

Rachel Nearhood

Rachel has been driven to start her own company since participating in Entrepreneurship in Action during her senior year at the U of M. She just didn't know she'd be juggling two of them at the same time! Her main hustle, Ellie + Ott, has created a month-by-month game plan for new parents that combines the power of early childhood development with behavior science. Each month set comes with five playtime activity cards, three parent skill-building strategies, and an original board book that shares a story related to that time in a family's journey. Her side hustle is Noche Candle Co, a relaxing hobby turned fast-growing venture that features hand-poured candles based on constellations in the night sky.

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Class of 2009