Mitchell Hamline student Rachel Kourelis is profiled in July’s Minnesota edition of Attorney at Law. Kourelis is in the school’s part-time J.D. program, which has allowed her to attend law school while continuing to work in the medical field. She expects to graduate in the spring of 2019.
The 27-year-old St. Paul resident recently started a new position with the National Marrow Donor Program, where she’ll help build a nationwide network of centers to collect and process the material needed to develop new cancer immunotherapies. Her previous job was as a transplant coordinator for blood and marrow transplant patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
No matter what she does in the future, Kourelis says her time with patients during difficult and life-threatening situations will always serve as the basis for her practice of law.
“My past work has given me a unique perspective into the needs of patients,” she says. “My experiences as a nurse have instilled in me a passion for making a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and health care providers.”
You can read the profile on the Attorney at Law Magazine website.