Ms. Rachel H. Linder is a Paralegal at Contreras & Metelska, PA, who works on immigration, family, and criminal cases. She enjoys helping clients find effective ways to communicate their individual stories to USCIS, consulates, embassies, and the courts. She does this by assisting clients in gathering documents, completing forms, and creating affidavits.
Ms. Linder has an undergraduate degree in Theater Arts with a concentration in Women & Gender Studies from Carleton College as well as an ABA Approved Paralegal Certification from Hamline University.
Ms. Linder has a strong background in grassroots organizing, previously working as the Assistant Canvass Director for MPIRG, a small student led non-profit based in Minneapolis. She started her paralegal certificate program knowing that she wanted to be involved with work that improved people’s lives. She was lucky enough find a way to fulfill those goals during her internship with Contreras & Metelska, PA, as part of her studies at Hamline University and welcomed the opportunity to work for the firm as a paralegal after her graduation in May of 2017.
Ms. Linder grew up in Austin, Texas and although she still loves to visit when the Minnesota winters get rough, she considers the Twin Cities her home. She loves participating in local theater as both an actor and audience member.
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Paralegal Certificate, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), National Paralegal Honor Society, Hamline Chapter