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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

Raquel James '21: coping with grief and pandemic through entrepreneurship

Raquel James '21

Senior Raquel James developed her own product line of natural soaps for herself as a remedy for eczema. She began sharing it with family and friends and, during the pandemic, used her soap business to keep her productive. After the tragic loss of her father in October 2020, she found that her business has helped her cope with grief. 

Raquel recently expanded to an online store called Serena Scents where she now shares her all natural scented soap bars and body butter for sale.

She was recently featured on ABC7 WJLA 17-year-old uses soap business to keep her grounded, cope with grief amid pandemic.

Congratulations and great work, Raquel.

Raquel James '21