Q&A with CAC Alumna Rachel Mina ('14)
Rachel Mina ('14) graduated from Grand Canyon University with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Pre Law. She recently interned in the United States House of Representatives and currently attends American University Washington College of Law.
Thanks for chatting with us! You're currently attending law school at American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC, but can you tell us what the journey was like from CAC graduation to where you are now?
My senior year of high school I knew that I wanted to play D1 soccer, so I was guest playing at different places throughout that year. It got to be January and I thought that it just wasn’t going to happen for me. A few weeks later I ended up guest playing at a tournament in Arizona, and Grand Canyon University asked if I wanted a scholarship to play soccer in Phoenix. I played four years of D1 soccer there and graduated in December 2017 with a major in Business Administration with a minor in Pre Law.
Was law school always part of the plan?
I was always interested in going to law school, so the spring of my junior year in college I started studying for my LSAT. The January after I graduated, I started an internship for Representative Tom O’Halleran from 1st District of Arizona on Capitol Hill in the Cannon House Office Building. I did the internship until June, took my LSAT in February, got accepted into law school and now that’s where I am. It’s all been sort of a whirlwind.
That’s incredible! Interning on Capitol Hill is a pretty big deal. How did you get connected with Tom O’Halleran, and what was your experience like working in his office?
The representative I interned for was relatively new – he was a freshman member. I got the internship back when I was living in Arizona, because normally they like to have interns who at least know a little bit about the state that they work for. Working in his office was really, really fun. I got to be in these important offices all day and it helped me realize how much of an impact each individual person made. The representative is supported by so many people.
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