Legal Spotlight: Kristen Stanley ’01, JD ’07

Kristen Stanley ’01, JD ’07 is an assistant clinical professor in the Lawyering Program at Cornell Law School. For most of her career, Stanley represented death-sentenced individuals in their federal habeas corpus and state post-conviction proceedings in Federal District Court, Circuit Courts of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and in state court proceedings. Stanley … Read more

Legal Spotlight: Phyllis Staub Wallitt ’97

Phyllis Staub Wallitt ’97 is senior vice president (SVP) of legal at Booking Holdings, Inc., the parent company to online travel companies, Priceline, KAYAK, Open Table, Agoda, and Ms. Wallitt has been with the company since 2008 in various legal roles. Since 2020, Ms. Wallitt has overseen and coordinated group-wide legal strategy, litigation, … Read more

Legal Spotlight: Elizabeth Crowder ’86

Elizabeth Crowder JD ’86 served for 24 years as the judge of a county criminal court in Dallas, Texas, presiding over cases involving offenses such as driving while intoxicated, assault, and theft. Since 2018, she has served as a retired judge sitting by assignment for judges who are sick or on vacation. Prior to serving … Read more

Legal Spotlight: Phoebe P. Liu ’95

Phoebe P. Liu ’95 has been a civil litigator for more than twenty years. She is a senior attorney at the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, the state agency tasked with enforcing the state’s labor laws. On behalf of the people of California, she civilly prosecutes cases involving retaliation, whistleblowing, unequal pay, unfair immigration practices, and other labor … Read more

Legal Spotlight: Natalya Johnson ’07, JD ’10

Natalya G. Johnson ’07, JD ’10 serves as senior counsel for Johnson & Johnson. She is a legal advisor focused on employment law and manages employment-related litigations. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, she represented private and public sector clients in federal and state litigation and trial matters. As a commercial litigator, she handled a … Read more

Social Impact Spotlight: Serena Dang ’15

Serena Dang is the founder and CEO of Teacup Inc., a voice-first digital platform with a mission of enhancing the aging experience of midlife adults and beyond. Prior to starting Teacup Inc., Serena was the founding member of 1Sharpe Ventures, an $100M venture capital fund investing in early stage tech startups. Before that, Serena was … Read more

Social Impact Spotlight: Fariha Ahsan ’13

Fariha Ahsan serves as director of the Diversity Innovation Hub at Mount Sinai. Its mission focuses on increasing the capacity and representation of minority and women entrepreneurs while investing in innovations that thoughtfully address social determinants of health and providing industry leadership on community-centered equity solutions. Fariha immigrated to the United States from Saudi Arabia … Read more

Social Impact Spotlight: Eris Sims ’99

Eris T. Sims holds a bachelor of science degree from the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Eris is the chief of staff at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), leading the executive office and supporting the president and CEO in the areas of external positioning, executive reporting, … Read more

Social Impact Spotlight: Carol Rattray ’78

Carol graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies. She also holds a master’s degree in international affairs and an MBA from Columbia University. She is the co-founder of the Rattray Kimura Foundation, which is focused on education and conservation, and Zoomdojo LLC, a social enterprise focused on online and offline support … Read more

Social Impact Spotlight: Gilda Charles MBA ’18

Gilda holds an MBA degree from the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She currently serves as a product manager at Instagram, where she is focused on enabling a culture of giving on the platform. Prior to joining Instagram, Gilda was a product manager for PayPal where she led an end-to-end revamp of PayPal’s flagship donations … Read more