Rekelen was a member of the Cardassian underground movement and a student under Professor Natima Lang.
In 2370, Rekelen was forced to flee Cardassia Prime because of her political views. Rekelen, Hogue and Lang sought refuge at station Deep Space 9, but they were later forced to flee once again when Elim Garak informed the Central Command of their location and sentenced them to death.
Fortunately, Rekelen and the others were able to escape, with the assistance of Quark, who installed a small cloaking device on their shuttle. (DS9: "Profit and Loss")