Alexandra Nauta • CEO and Founder
Alexandra is a 19-year-old Quinnipiac University Sophomore majoring in Operations Management and Marketing. Alexandra has battled mental illness since age 8 after her grandfather passed away. She was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety. After years of fighting she was finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. "I was incredibly fortunate to receive the help I needed for my success and decided to give back, in the best way I know how." Alexandra decided combine her passion for mental health advocacy and her talent for designing jewelry then founded Hidden Starfish. "Hidden Starfish is not selling jewelry, we are selling a message. Wearing Hidden Starfish shows your support for social acceptance and promotes resilience. Resilience paves the pathway to success. Resilience is always in style."