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Rachel Doherty

Rachel Doherty

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Rachel Doherty is a rising star in the world of immigration law and advocacy. As an Immigration Law Practice Assistant, Rachel is working to give a second chance to immigrants, refugees, and survivors of human trafficking. She has been involved with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs since 2018, where she is a leader on the Immigration Committee and connects her work at North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic with JCUA's efforts to fight for systemic change for immigrant communities in Illinois.  

As the descendent of immigrants and refugees, it is Rachel's mission to help improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in the US.

AGE:
25

PRONOUNS:
She, Her, Hers

PRIMARY GIG:
Immigration Law Practice Assistant at the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

ON THE SIDE:
Member of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
I am stubborn, passionate, justice-minded, and caring.

HOW YOU JEW IN CHICAGO:
It’s great to be in an area with more options for how to Jew than I had growing up. I love text studies and find social justice work to be a critical piece of living my life Jewishly.

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS:
I was lucky enough to be part of a sit-in for a pathway to citizenship through budget reconciliation. I am proud of myself for being involved in civil disobedience.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
My mother is the best person I know. She inspires me to be a better person.

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