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Cynthia Carrasco

Cynthia Natalie Carrasco is a first generation American born to Ecuadorean parents.  Cynthia was the first in her family to attend college and law school.  Cynthia attended Syracuse University, where she focused on communications and political science.  She earned her J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law.  Cynthia also earned a certificate from the Duke University School of Law Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law.  As a law student, she clerked at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith as well as at The Capital Group Companies.  Cynthia also served as a mediator for the Inland Valleys Justice Center and Legal Aid Volunteer for the Pomona Free Legal Clinic. 

After law school, she began her career with a focus on public service.  Cynthia has given back to the community on the local level as the Executive Director of Levitt LA, a non-profit organization that brings arts, music and culture to the heart of Los Angeles.  On the national level, Cynthia has served children and families as a Model Court Liaison for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in several jurisdictions across the country including Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oregon and Washington, DC.  While with the National Council, she consulted with the judges and lawyers on implementation of best practices within the dependency system to improve the outcomes of child abuse and neglect cases. 

Cynthia has experience in uplifting diverse communities.  As the Executive Director for the Hispanic National Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on education pipeline programs to increase diversity within the legal profession, Cynthia oversaw program development, fundraising, and raised awareness of the foundations role within the education community to help diversity within the legal community.  Cynthia has dedicated time to volunteer within the community to ensure students have access to opportunity and is committed to ensuring all citizens have the opportunity to fulfill the American dream.  Cynthia has served on the CentroNia Board of Directors, the District of Columbia Public Defenders Service Board of Trustees, and as Co-Chair of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC Membership Committee.  Cynthia currently manages a private litigation practice specializing in corporate governance, labor and non-profit matters.  Her pro-bono work includes her service to as legal counsel to the Glendora Conservancy as well as DOVES, a domestic violence non-profit.