Marina Kurakin, Senior Legal Advocate and Health  Insurance Specialist

2018 Marina Kurakin Staff Photo

Marina joined Legal Council in 2013, with extensive experience working with immigrants, refugees, and other vulnerable populations. Currently, Marina leads our legal clinics at TPAN and at the CARE program with UIC. She has an M.F.A. and M.S.W. with a concentration in Community Health. Prior to Legal Council, Marina worked as a vision therapist partnering with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, an organizer for the AFL-CIO, and an art therapist. She is fluent in Russian and is passionate about building access to resources for all. Marina helps our communities navigate Public Benefits & the Affordable Care Act, guiding them through Medicaid/Managed Care, Medicare, and Insurance Marketplace issues.