Carlos Hernandez Tovar is the newest paralegal at Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Colorado State University (CSU). While at CSU, Carlos focused on environmental justice, specifically in Denver neighborhoods such as Cole, Elyria/Swansea, and what is now known as RiNo. Carlos also focused his field of study on various Latino communities that live within the United States and their impacts on American culture, politics, the economy, and their roles within the criminal justice and immigration systems.
Carlos has always believed in the importance of community and has created strong connections that strengthen the bond of every communal space he has entered. From a young age, being bilingual was always an advantage for Carlos, and his determination led to becoming the recipient of the “Seal of Biliteracy” from Denver Public Schools. To help his fellow students gain a strong sense of social justice through academic engagement, Carlos co-created a first-of-its-kind writing center whose goal was to help develop strong writing skills in students and empowering them to use those skills to generate social change. The writing center received statewide recognition and was awarded the “Imaginarium Design Challenge” award. As co-founder of the Mardale Jay Writing Center, Carlos was awarded the “Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Award” for embodying the mission and vision of the writing center that would one day, “spark the mind that hopefully changes the world.”