Intellectual curiosity a driving force in his career. Double Husky lives in two worlds: the lab and the law

Following up a doctor of pharmacy degree with a law degree may be out of the ordinary, but for Northeastern University graduate Paresh Kumar it was a natural progression.

Kumar wanted to get cutting-edge medical advances out of the lab and into bedside treatments.

Paresh Kumar speaks during the graduate ceremony at Fenway park. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

“I realized that as a pharmacist, I could certainly help patients day to day,” Kumar said.

“But if, as a lawyer, I started helping companies develop their novel therapeutics, my work could impact millions, possibly billions, of people in my lifetime,” Kumar said.

A double Husky, Kumar received a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Northeastern followed by a doctor of pharmacy degree, also from Northeastern, in 2014. He went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University in 2018.

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