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Meet our Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are available virtually via zoom or in-person by appointment only. To set up a meeting or for any general questions please email law.ambassador@cornell.edu. 

Dalton Sousa


Dalton Sousa is a current 2L at Cornell Law School. He is the president of the Black Law Student Association Chapter at Cornell Law. He also serves the Cornell student body as a Respondent’s Codes Counselor providing free assistance to any member of the Cornell community who are accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct, the Code of Academic Integrity, or Cornell University Policy 6.4 as well as a Cornell Law Student Ambassador. He volunteers his time with Corporate Connect as a 2L rep as well.

Professionally, Dalton summered at Foley Hoag as a 1L recipient of the Charles J. Beard Fellowship in their Boston Office. He will be returning to Foley Hoag this summer as a 2L summer associate. His professional focus is litigation.

Before law school, Dalton graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in philosophy. While he was at Roger Williams, he worked with Michigan State Senator Adam Hollier to create a Jury Selection Task Force that advocated for Batson reform through legislation.  He was also founder and president of the Justice in Action Athletic Alliance, an organization based around leading discussion, advocacy, and education of others on issues of social injustice including but not limited to, race, class, sex, gender, and sexual orientation. He now sits as a board member for the Roger Williams Alumni Association and as Chair of Student Engagement and Advocacy for the Alumni of Color Network at Roger Williams.

Donnavon Fischer

Donnavon Fischer is a third-year law student from the San Francisco Bay Area. Before law school, Donnavon served in the Army and after graduation he plans to work at a law firm in New York City. Donnavon enjoys sports, exercise, and getting outdoors in beautiful Ithaca!

Elizabeth Mao

Elizabeth is a 2L at Cornell Law School from the lower Hudson Valley, NY area. As a 3+3 student, she completed her 1L year of law school concurrently with her senior year of undergraduate studies. She graduated from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations with a minor in Urban and Regional Studies. After law school, Elizabeth plans to work at a law firm in New York City.

At Cornell, Elizabeth is a mentor (and former mentee!) for the Diversity Matters Outreach Program.

Outside of school, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with friends, completing jigsaw puzzles, playing tennis, and woodworking.

Orion Hicks

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Orion Hicks is a 2L student at Cornell Law School from Houston, TX. He is the vice president of the Native American Law Student Association Chapter and secretary of the Latino American Law Student Association Chapter at Cornell Law School. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in Biology and History in 2019. He plans to work for a firm in New York City after graduation. Orion enjoys baseball, good food, and travel in his free time.

Tyler Dixon

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Tyler Dixon is from Southern Maryland. Her academic journey started at Cornell University, where she majored in Industrial and Labor Relations. She is currently a 2L and will spend her summer at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in their Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group in Washington, D.C., building on the experience gained during her 1L summer at the same firm.

Before embarking on her law school journey, Tyler took a year off, during which she worked in Nashville, TN as an Employee Benefits Specialist.

Tyler is the Executive Vice President of the Cornell Law Student Association and the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion on the Moot Court Board. Further, she takes on the role of Competitions Chair for the Black Law Students Association.

In her free time, Tyler enjoys playing the piano and viola. She is also a freelance makeup artist.

Jade Ovadia

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Jade is a second-year law student from Long Island and New York City. She serves on the executive boards for the Cornell Law Student Association, Cornell Association of Law and Economics, and the Society of Wine and Jurisprudence. Additionally, she is the Graduate Student Representative for the Cornell University Public Service Advisory Committee. Before law school, she graduated from Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in December of 2021. After law school, Jade plans to work at a law firm in New York City.

Outside of school, Jade enjoys going to Hockey games (go Rangers!), spending time with friends, playing Scrabble, and exploring new places.

Lily Moses

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Lily Moses is a third-year student at Cornell Law School. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she has lived in various parts of the world. Before starting law school, she worked as a teacher in China and South Korea. At Cornell, she formed a research team with the International Refugee Assistance Project, represented the Jewish Law Students Association, served as vice president of the Law and Political Economy Project, and is an active mentor for both the Women’s Law Coalition and the Cornell Law Students’ Association. Her interests lie in international law and supporting underserved communities.

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