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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 student at Cornell Law School from Suffern, NY. As a 3+3 Program student, she completed her 1L year of law school concurrently with her senior year of undergraduate. She graduated from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 2023 with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and a minor in Urban and Regional Studies.

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.

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