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**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times.**

Dear CAC family,

Welcome to our Adviser Forum East in New York City! We are thrilled to have you here in the Big Apple and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome NYU Corps!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Yours,
Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps

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Monday, January 28
 

1:00pm EST

Class of 2020 Adviser Breakout Session
All Class of 2020 advisers should attend!

Monday January 28, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Sugar Hill Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

1:00pm EST

eAdvising Breakout Session
All eAdvisers should attend!

Monday January 28, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Chelsea Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:00pm EST

Registration
Welcome to New York City! Please pick up your room key and Forum materials from your Program Director.

Monday January 28, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Lower Level Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

7:00pm EST

Program Dinners
Enjoy dinner out with your program team in NYC!

Monday January 28, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
 
Tuesday, January 29
 

7:00am EST

Alumni Networking
Tuesday January 29, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

7:00am EST

Breakfast
Tuesday January 29, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

7:10am EST

Focus Group: EASE1 (Reach Higher)
Tuesday January 29, 2019 7:10am - 7:50am EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

7:10am EST

Focus Group: EASE2
Tuesday January 29, 2019 7:10am - 7:50am EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:00am EST

Opening Session - State of the Corps
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nicole Hurd

Dr. Nicole Hurd

Founder & CEO, College Advising Corps
avatar for Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson

Board Member, College Advising Corps
Lisa Jackson brings an expansive background and over two decades of working in philanthropy and the social sector to the Imago Dei Fund (IDF). Most recently, she was Co-Founder and Managing Director of the College for Social Innovation, a partnership between social sector organizations... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:00am EST

Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am EST

10:15am EST

Adviser Session #1: Building a Caseload Management System - Using High-Leverage Characteristics to Inform Outreach Strategies
Regardless of student caseload size, we can sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed as we try to keep track of our students and where they are in the college-going process. As advisers, we also must recognize that some students require more support than others. How can we be strategic in managing outreach to ensure that students get the support they need while still advising equitably? Come learn how you can build a caseload-management system, tier students using a high-leverage characteristics framework, offer more personalized, intensive support to students, and create more effective outreach strategies. 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Billotto

Lauren Billotto

eAdviser, eAdvising
avatar for Vitaly Radsky

Vitaly Radsky

eAdviser, eAdvising


Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:15am EST

Adviser Session #1: Data-Driven Advising - Using Data to Make Informed Decisions and Take Strategic Action
As advisers, we know there are many significant tasks and milestones in the college-application process. At times, it can be difficult to determine what to prioritize and what immediate action to take. There's no need to stress—the answers are in the data! Relevant data quantifies our impact and serves as a record of our progress. But the data we collect is more than a justification of our successes, it’s the key to identifying opportunities for growth. Relevant, accurate data is undeniable. It removes all subjectivity when asking the question “What is working and what isn’t?” Come join me to learn how to utilize data in order to strategically target priority tasks, make informed decisions, and take efficient and optimal action.

Speakers
SY

Stone Yeatts

Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:15am EST

Adviser Session #1: Overcoming Pushback in Schools Through the Power of Data!
Are you facing some pushback from your school community? Is there misinformation surrounding your job at the school or the extent of your impact with students? Is your ability to provide individual support and expand your school’s college-going culture being limited? We’re here to help! Learn how GRACE data presented in KPI and Extended Student Reports can be used to engage counselors, administrators, and other stakeholders in your schools. Find out how to use data to set reasonable expectations, showcase the extent of your work, and call together the community in difficult school environments. You’ll leave with ideas applicable to your own advising situation for effectively communicating about data and using that communication to achieve conflict resolution and compromise.

Speakers
KJ

Karlina Juelch

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College
AL

Abigail Lawlor

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College


Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:15am EST

Adviser Session #1: SOS! How to Succeed in Last Minute Data-Sharing (Without Really Trying)
College Advisers are fluent in GRACE lingo, but not every professional working at your site knows college-going KPIs by heart...or even what "KPI" stands for in the first place! This session will provide you with data-sharing do's and don'ts, share some best practices for compiling data records that are easy to interpret and not too jargon-heavy, and (hopefully!) prepare you for that deer-in-the-headlights moment when your principal suddenly summons you to the office and requests an immediate report on all of your hard work.

Speakers
AG

Amelia Graber-Lipperman

Adviser, Boston University
JL

Joanne Lee

Adviser, Boston University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:15am EST

Adviser Session #1: Using Student Data to be a B.A.D. Adviser
Come join us to learn how to use data to prioritize and customize student interactions and communicate program goals to school staff. We will explore best practices for navigating GRACE and Excel and utilizing information on KPI reports to share pertinent information with key partners within your school community. You’ll get tips and tricks and have the opportunity to build your own personalized plan for implementation.

Speakers
HB

Hevvon Barnes

Adviser, North Carolina State University
MC

Makayla Crow

Adviser, North Carolina State University
KO

Kayla Overdiep

Adviser, North Carolina State University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Gramercy Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:15am EST

eAdvising & Class of 2020 Adviser Breakout Session
All eAdvisers and Class of 2020 advisers should attend!

Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Chelsea Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:15am EST

Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am EST

11:15am EST

Class of 2020 Adviser Breakout Session
All Class of 2020 advisers should attend!

Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:15am - 3:15pm EST
Sugar Hill Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:15am EST

eAdvising Breakout Session
All eAdvisers should attend!

Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:15am - 3:15pm EST
Chelsea Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:30am EST

Adviser Session #2: A College Resources Website for Advisers
Incoming advisers face steep learning curves to understand their schools and communities as well as the local, state, & national education landscapes. With turnover every two years, knowledge sharing is a significant problem both within and between corps. The solution? A college resources website. Bring your computers for this interactive session, in which the eAdvising Curriculum & eResources committee will unveil its College Resources website, which houses college-application resources for advisers & students. The College Resources website houses three types of resources that we want to share with our in-school advisers:  

-- College Search Resources  
-- Application Resources  
-- State-Specific Resources

In this three-part presentation, we will present our application resources for in-school advisers who are creating their own student-facing materials, demo how in-school advisers can use our college search tools with their students, and get your feedback on the specific resources we have gathered for the fourteen states in which CAC advisers work.  Please join us!

Speakers
avatar for Vitaly Radsky

Vitaly Radsky

eAdviser, eAdvising
avatar for Bridget Kenny

Bridget Kenny

eAdviser, eAdvising
avatar for Meaghan Shaw

Meaghan Shaw

eAdviser, eAdvising


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:30am EST

Adviser Session #2: Creating a Culture - Navigating New Partnerships and Administration Changes
If you are a first-year adviser having difficulty connecting with students, staff, or administration, this is the session for you! And any second-year advisers who have faced similar challenges are encouraged to attend and offer their insights. Join us to learn how to form partnerships with administration, staff, and students in order to move effectively within your school. Over the course of an hour, we will share best practices for common challenges when advising in new environments and create a workbook of strategic plans for addressing specific issues—such as lack of administration buy-in or pushback from the counseling department. You’ll leave armed with action plans for a variety of circumstances so that you feel confident addressing any of these issues in your school. This collaborative session will be based largely on participant input, so please come ready to engage with your peers and learn as a group!

Speakers
LD

Leah Daniel

Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:30am EST

Adviser Session #2: Engaging Partner Schools in Rural Communities
Are you struggling to integrate yourself into a rural-area school? Then this is the presentation for you! Join us for encouragement along with concrete resources to take back to your school. We’ll help advisers placed in rural schools or districts develop strategies to engage their communities and begin building college-going cultures within their service sites. We'll introduce a researched, implementation model that will help you identify best practices and create a plan for program development. And using the think-pair-share method, you’ll have time to reflect on your own service and learn from the experiences of your peers. 

Speakers
KF

Katie Foster

Adviser, Furman University
avatar for Naomi Israel

Naomi Israel

Adviser, Furman University
KS

Kaitlyn Singleton

Adviser, Furman University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Gramercy Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:30am EST

Adviser Session #2: Make Money Move - Fostering Financial Literacy at Rural Sites
Dive into what advisers face when they work to advance financial literacy in rural communities. We’ll delve into the effects of a strong sense of community pride, mysticism surrounding loan-borrowing, and common financial-aid myths. You’ll learn to successfully conduct financial aid classroom presentations, understand the community you serve and the issues therein from a financial lens, and how to talk to families about financial aid. Join us!

Speakers
LS

LucyGordon Smith

Adviser, University of Virginia
ST

Shweta Tembe

Adviser, University of Virginia


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:30am EST

Adviser Session #2: “I’ve Completed the FAFSA...So What Now?” - Communicating Financial Aid After FAFSA
So, you've helped your students make it through their first major financial aid hurdle: submitting the FAFSA. However, the often-just-as-difficult tasks of navigating verification, deciphering financial aid award letters, and unpacking the student loan borrowing process are looming. In this collaborative session, you’ll analyze real examples of award letters through an interactive role-playing activity and share resources and best practices for discussing financial aid with students and families. You’ll leave with shareable materials covering verification, award-letter interpretation, and smart loan borrowing.

Speakers
DB

Doug Benton

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College
JL

Julia Lake

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College
AV

Amy Violante

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

12:30pm EST

Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm EST

12:45pm EST

Lunch
Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:00pm EST

Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm EST

2:15pm EST

Adviser Session #3: Advising on the College Essay - Cultivating Student Voice
The college essay can be the most daunting task in our students’ application process. Not only is it unsettling, but its completion is often muddled by the expectations of the adults in a student’s life. We want to ensure that CAC advisers are well-armed to guide their students from brainstorm to final product, keeping the student’s voice active throughout. Come learn strategies that promote creativity and support various learning styles, bring attention to essay structure, and implement hands-off tutoring pedagogy. Join in interactive partner activities in which you will practice new skills and reflect on your own relationship with writing to better inform your advising practices. You’ll walk away with an advising toolkit that will help your students take initiative in the writing process and develop their written voices.

Speakers
LL

Lara Lobrutto

Adviser, Boston University
SZ

Sofia Zocca

Adviser, Boston University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:15pm EST

Adviser Session #3: Give Them a Reason to Follow
Connect with “them”—your students, community members, education leaders, potential donors, etc.—on social-media platforms like Twitter and Instagram that they readily access. And remember it’s not just about followers! Social media can turn your followers into engaged leaders. Learn tips on establishing your brand and social-media voice, engaging stakeholders, and creating content that will increase your reach and help create a college-going culture!

Speakers
SF

Sophia Figueroa

Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
KM

Krista McGuire

Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:15pm EST

Adviser Session #3: Navigating Large School Settings
What are the challenges advisers face when working in large schools and how can they be overcome? Come join us as we relay our personal struggles as large-school advisers and open the floor for you to share similar challenges. Then, explore and apply best practices for publicizing information to reach the widest audience possible, finding a balance between helping the students who are reaching out and those who are not, collecting student information to enter into GRACE, utilizing a “Peer Advising Corps club” and “open work” sessions to register multiple students for the SAT/ACT, and managing your time to allow for 1:1s, avoid double-booking, and facilitate completion of advising tasks.

Speakers
BG

Brianna Green

Adviser, Davidson College
AK

Ann Keating

Adviser, Davidson College
TT

Tezeta Tamrat

Adviser, Davidson College


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:15pm EST

Adviser Session #3: Splitting Sites Without Splitting Relationships - Balancing School and Student Needs at Multiple Service Locations
Come join us as we enable you to get to know other multiple-site advisers, share the challenges you face when serving more than one location, learn basic practices to help balance student and site needs, and engage in reflective practice on how to effectively implement various elements within your home sites.

Speakers
MM

Meghan Madler

Adviser, University of Virginia
JR

Jenna Rieden

Adviser, University of Virginia
MT

Morgan Tyree

Adviser, University of Virginia


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Gramercy Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:15pm EST

Adviser Session #3: The 411 on 1:1s
So what’s essential for advisers to know about 1:1s? How to make 1:1 meetings as effective as possible. Come explore strategies for conducting an initial meeting, a 2nd semester meeting, and addressing common challenges to meeting with students. We’ll conduct mock 1:1s that will give you the opportunity to role play and navigate the array of situations and obstacles that many low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students face.

Speakers
GD

Glenda Dowdy

Adviser, University of Georgia
DF

Damisi Fawole

Adviser, University of Georgia


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:15pm EST

Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm EST

3:15pm EST

eAdvising & Class of 2020 Adviser Breakout Session
All eAdvisers and Class of 2020 advisers should attend.

Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:15pm - 5:00pm EST
Chelsea Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Adviser Session #4: A Limitless Resource - Unconditional Positive Regard and Supporting Students Who Require More Than We Can Give
Senior year of high school is a time of extreme uncertainty. The college-application process can be a source of anxiety and self-doubt; this is especially true for those students who are first-generation and low-income. Many students try to avoid the process altogether because they already experience negative self-worth when it comes to academics, the job market, and money. Meanwhile, those on the journey might develop an emotional and practical reliance on the adviser that becomes unhealthy for both parties. How can advisers help students build alternative sources of self-worth that lead to independence?  
 
Join us as we discuss our experiences and examine a counseling theory that views positive regard for another person’s humanity as a right, not an earned status. You’ll be offered a set of counseling practices to help mitigate the ways in which the college-application process may undermine a student’s sense of worth. We’ll focus on developing a way of engaging students that gives them the tools to build confidence and self-actualize in uncharted territory, especially as first-generation college students and people of color. 

Speakers
CB

Claudia Buccino

Adviser, New York University
JG

Jacob Gianaris

Adviser, New York University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Adviser Session #4: I Am First in My Family and Country. Are You the First?
Applying to college can be difficult for all students, but just imagine what this process would be like if you recently moved to the United States. That is the reality for recently arrived immigrants who are English language learners (ELL). An estimated 4.5 million students are balancing learning the language, assimilating to the culture, and understanding the American school system. We’ll help you understand the differences in both background and available resources for ELL students and share how you can establish a robust college support and counseling services model to assist ELL in becoming first-generation college students. Come explore three methods—all of which can be tailored to your school population—for better engaging students and families in the college-application process to help them find their best-fit options. 

Speakers
AA

Aisha Azam

Adviser, New York University
NR

Nicole Ramos

Adviser, New York University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Adviser Session #4: Making a House a Home - Finding Family in the Institution
Join us for a discussion of best practices for preparing our students for the transition to college, with a particular focus on low-income and first-generation students who may need assistance finding community within their future institutions. It’s no secret that many “prestigious” colleges and universities have historically had—and continue to have—low populations of low-income, first-generation students, especially for students of color. When students from these communities are considering such schools, they may not necessarily understand how disruptive this move may be to their social, academic, and professional development. We’ll offer suggestions for helping students navigate the transition, including finding advocates, locating important institutional resources, and building tangible skills for relationship building. We’ll also provide examples of resources found at colleges within Rhode Island and share the research methodology that will enable you to conduct this work within your own communities.

Speakers
MC

Maximillian Cordeiro

Adviser, Brown University
MD

Marisa DeCollibus

Adviser, Brown University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Adviser Session #4: Meeting Them Where They Are: The Nuances of Advising in Rural Communities
Through a conversation rooted in social justice, we’ll give you tips on advising in rural areas and provide guidance on gaining cultural competency. An initial adviser role-play will create a reference point and foundation for the remainder of the session. We will reflect on language usage and how we frame conversations with rural students about choosing a two-year college versus a university, attending faraway schools versus those closer to home, and related topics. Come explore best practices for understanding rural family needs and expectations, effectively sharing information, gaining parental trust, and learning to be a participatory member of your community. 

Speakers
KB

Kirsten Bubak

Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CL

Celeste Loia

Adviser, North Carolina State University


Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Gramercy Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Adviser Session #4: Move Over, Misconceptions - Understanding the Influence of Minority Identities on College Access
Society often considers the term "minority" as encompassing only race or ethnicity. College statistics frequently group minorities of all kinds (sexual orientation, gender/gender performance, first-generation, low-income, disabled, etc.) into homogenous percentages, diversity initiatives, and narratives. However, erasing the intricacies within minority status affects campus culture and students alike. Come participate in a discussion of the power of a minority student’s identities and experiences and examine how identity influences the college-application process and the ability to succeed in college.

Speakers
MC

Mary Chiang

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College
AM

Andrea Martinez

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College
SM

Samantha Moreno

Adviser, Franklin & Marshall College


Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4:30pm EST

Focus Group: NYU/Beyond 12
Tuesday January 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Sugar Hill Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4:30pm EST

Focus Group: Research & Evaluation Fellows
Tuesday January 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4:30pm EST

Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST

4:45pm EST

Focus Group: College Board
Tuesday January 29, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm EST
Gramercy Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

6:00pm EST

Dinner
Tuesday January 29, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
 
Wednesday, January 30
 

8:00am EST

Breakout Session: Excel 101
Do you know the difference between an Oxford comma and an AP style comma, but the idea of writing formulas in Excel makes your palms sweat? Learning Excel may be intimidating, but proficiency with the program will boost your productivity as an adviser and beyond. Join Excel 101 for an introduction to a few of Excel’s most useful functions, including filters, formulas and pivot tables. Bring your laptop to follow along!

Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Sugar Hill Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:00am EST

Focus Group: Parent Academy
Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Chelsea Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:00am EST

Breakfast
Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:00am EST

Program Staff Breakfast
Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:15am EST

Eat, Learn, Grow Session: Bringing the Test to Students - An Insider's Guide to SAT School Day
Interested in increasing SAT test registration and testing rates at your schools? Consider hosting an SAT School Day the next time the College Board offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to sit for the SAT during the school day. Join me as I share my experience preparing for and hosting an SAT School Day—what it took to get ready, what I wish I had known before taking this on, and best practices. 

Speakers
KL

Kenya Lee

Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:15am EST

Eat, Learn, Grow Session: Check Yo Self, Before You Wreck Yo Self - Assessing Conflict Management Style & Working Relationships
How do you manage conflict? Are you an Avoider, an Accommodator, a Compromiser, a Competitor, or a Collaborator? As college advisers, conflict management is integral to developing successful working relationships with both our students and colleagues. The ways in which we navigate difficult interpersonal situations shape our relationships and impact how effective we are at our jobs. Join in to assess your own conflict-management style, learn from advisers’ experiences in navigating work spaces, and leave with best-practice tips you can apply not only as college advisers, but as working professionals in the future.

Speakers
JZ

Jennifer Zapata

Adviser, New York University


Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:15am EST

Eat, Learn, Grow Session: Creating a Safe Space for Young Men of Color
Understanding a student’s interest and using it as a motivator for success is imperative when advising young men of color. Join us as we’ll help dissect preconceived notions about young men of color and show you how to develop a supportive environment to guide these students toward success. 

Speakers
JC

Jimmy Cacho

Adviser, New York University
avatar for Michael Holiday

Michael Holiday

Adviser, New York University


Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:15am EST

Eat, Learn, Grow Session: Finessing the FAFSA - Best Practices for FAFSA Promotion & Completion
FAFSA completion is a common struggle across the nation. Rest assured we are here to help you finesse FAFSA completion! Use this opportunity to identify common FAFSA challenges and discuss best-practice solutions. We’ll equip you with a data-driven, FAFSA completion strategy, as well as effective ways to utilize GRACE to proactively engage students and monitor completion. Gear up for an interactive session, with live questions and answers, and the opportunity to begin developing a marketing plan that you can implement at your own school. 

Speakers
JH

Jennifer Harris

Adviser, University of Georgia
JM

Jasmine Moorman

Adviser, University of Georgia
TT

Taylor Thomas

Adviser, University of Georgia


Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:15am EST

Eat, Learn, Grow Session: Historically Black Colleges & Universities - Advising Students of Color
Do you have students interested in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) but are unsure how to advise them? Come explore the history and importance of HBCUs in the 21st century, evaluate myths of unaffordability, and utilize resources that better serve students of color. You’ll walk away confident in your ability to educate your students on the true affordability of HBCUs and what considering such institutions means for them.

Speakers
avatar for Cydni Burton

Cydni Burton

eAdviser, eAdvising
avatar for Delisha Hodo

Delisha Hodo

eAdviser, eAdvising


Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

9:00am EST

Main Stage Presentation & Keynote Interview
Speakers
avatar for Alex Bernadotte

Alex Bernadotte

Founder & CEO, Beyond 12
Alex Bernadotte is the founder and CEO of Beyond 12, a high tech, high touch nonprofit that integrates personalized coaching for students with intelligent technology for high schools and colleges to increase the number of traditionally underserved students who graduate from college... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Nicole Hurd

Dr. Nicole Hurd

Founder & CEO, College Advising Corps


Wednesday January 30, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:15am EST

Break
Wednesday January 30, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am EST

10:30am EST

National Session Breakout: Building a Post-Secondary Culture in Schools (Advisers w/less than 150 students in their senior class) - Why It Matters
Advisers working in a school with less than 150 students in their senior class should attend.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Regional Director, North Carolina & Virginia, College Advising Corps
As the Regional Director, North Carolina and Virginia, Jennifer creates a strategic vision for engaging state and local governments and higher education institutions in advancing access to post-secondary opportunities for underserved students in these states.Prior to joining CAC... Read More →

Speakers
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Ashley Stone

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration, The George Washington University
Ashley Stone is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University. Her research focuses on rural students in higher education. She works to disrupt monolithic notions of what it means to be rural by highlighting the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic... Read More →
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Lori Chajet

Co-Director, College Access: Research & Action (CARA)
Lori Chajet, PhD, Co-Director co-founded CARA in 2011 with the goal of creating an organization that addressed the challenges first-generation college students, low-income students, and students of color faced in college access and persistence. As Co-Director, in addition to managing... Read More →
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Zee Santiago

College and Career Planning Manager, Office of Postsecondary Readiness at New York City Department of Education
Zee Santiago is a College and Career Planning Manager with the Office of Postsecondary Readiness. A graduate of New York City Public schools, and Brooklyn native, he has been an educator for nearly a decade. After being awarded a full tuition scholarship through the Posse Foundation... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:30am EST

National Session Breakout: Family Engagement in College Access (Advisers w/more than 150 students in their senior class)
Advisers working in a school with more than 150 students in their senior class should attend.

Moderators
avatar for Emily Blatter Boyer

Emily Blatter Boyer

Director of Leadership Development & Training, College Advising Corps
As the Director of Program Development and Training, Emily designs and implements innovative training, professional development, and leadership coaching for local and national programs at College Advising Corps. In collaboration with the Chief Program Officer, Emily will develop and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josie Maldonado

Josie Maldonado

Parent and Program Coordinator, Pathways College Preparatory School
Josie Maldonado Greenidge is a passionate advocate for educational opportunities for our youth, she began her Department of Education career as a Community Assistant for Pathways College Preparatory School. Long before taking the official position with DOE, she volunteered in the... Read More →
avatar for Princess Lyles

Princess Lyles

Managing Director of Outreach, Educators For Excellence
Proudly hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, Princess now calls Harlem home. Princess is an experienced leader, focused on  community organizing and engagement. Prior to joining Educators for Excellence, Princess served as the executive director of Democracy Builders, a parent advocacy... Read More →
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Natalie Jansorn

Director, Scholarship Programs, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn co-directs the Cooke scholarship programs serving students from eighth grade through college and graduate school and into their professional careers. Ms. Jansorn focuses particular attention on enhancing the scholar experience via programming such as regional... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:30am EST

Class of 2020 Adviser Breakout Session
All Class of 2020 advisers should attend!

Wednesday January 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:45pm EST
Sugar Hill Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:30am EST

eAdvising Breakout Session
All eAdvisers should attend!

Wednesday January 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:45pm EST
Chelsea Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:45am EST

National Session Breakout: Building Post-Secondary Culture in Schools (Advisers w/more than 150 students in their senior class) - Why It Matters
Advisers working in a school with more than 150 students in their senior class should attend.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Regional Director, North Carolina & Virginia, College Advising Corps
As the Regional Director, North Carolina and Virginia, Jennifer creates a strategic vision for engaging state and local governments and higher education institutions in advancing access to post-secondary opportunities for underserved students in these states.Prior to joining CAC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lori Chajet

Lori Chajet

Co-Director, College Access: Research & Action (CARA)
Lori Chajet, PhD, Co-Director co-founded CARA in 2011 with the goal of creating an organization that addressed the challenges first-generation college students, low-income students, and students of color faced in college access and persistence. As Co-Director, in addition to managing... Read More →
avatar for Zee Santiago

Zee Santiago

College and Career Planning Manager, Office of Postsecondary Readiness at New York City Department of Education
Zee Santiago is a College and Career Planning Manager with the Office of Postsecondary Readiness. A graduate of New York City Public schools, and Brooklyn native, he has been an educator for nearly a decade. After being awarded a full tuition scholarship through the Posse Foundation... Read More →
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Ashley Stone

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration, The George Washington University
Ashley Stone is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University. Her research focuses on rural students in higher education. She works to disrupt monolithic notions of what it means to be rural by highlighting the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:45am EST

National Session Breakout: Family Engagement in College Access (Advisers w/less than 150 students in their senior class)
Advisers working in a school with less than 150 students in their senior class should attend.

Speakers
avatar for Josie Maldonado

Josie Maldonado

Parent and Program Coordinator, Pathways College Preparatory School
Josie Maldonado Greenidge is a passionate advocate for educational opportunities for our youth, she began her Department of Education career as a Community Assistant for Pathways College Preparatory School. Long before taking the official position with DOE, she volunteered in the... Read More →
avatar for Emily Blatter Boyer

Emily Blatter Boyer

Director of Leadership Development & Training, College Advising Corps
As the Director of Program Development and Training, Emily designs and implements innovative training, professional development, and leadership coaching for local and national programs at College Advising Corps. In collaboration with the Chief Program Officer, Emily will develop and... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Jansorn

Natalie Jansorn

Director, Scholarship Programs, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn co-directs the Cooke scholarship programs serving students from eighth grade through college and graduate school and into their professional careers. Ms. Jansorn focuses particular attention on enhancing the scholar experience via programming such as regional... Read More →
avatar for Princess Lyles

Princess Lyles

Managing Director of Outreach, Educators For Excellence
Proudly hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, Princess now calls Harlem home. Princess is an experienced leader, focused on  community organizing and engagement. Prior to joining Educators for Excellence, Princess served as the executive director of Democracy Builders, a parent advocacy... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

12:45pm EST

Alumni Networking
Wednesday January 30, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

12:45pm EST

Lunch
Wednesday January 30, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

12:45pm EST

New Program Director Networking
Wednesday January 30, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

12:45pm EST

Program Staff Networking
Wednesday January 30, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

1:30pm EST

Life After the Corps: Alumni Panel
Moderators
avatar for Yarbrah Peeples

Yarbrah Peeples

Regional Director, Georgia & South Carolina, College Advising Corps
As Regional Director, Georgia and South Carolina, Yarbrah develops the playbook for new university partner development and oversees programs in Georgia and South Carolina. She brings to College Advising Corps 13 years of experience steering students along the path from college to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Briana Avery

Briana Avery

Former Adviser, New York University
Briana Avery currently serves as Director of College Counseling at Brooklyn Prep High School in Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Briana received the Gates Millennium Scholarship in 2007, allowing her to attend New York University at no cost. After receiving her B.A... Read More →
avatar for Frank Cousin

Frank Cousin

Former Adviser, Michigan College Advising Corps
After two years of in-school college advising, Frank became a virtual adviser and began working in education policy research. In December 2017, he completed his Master of Public Policy degree and Graduate Data Science Certificate at the University of Michigan, focusing on econometric... Read More →
avatar for Donovan Livingston

Donovan Livingston

Former Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Donovan Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address “Lift Off” went viral, reaching over thirteen million views and prompting Hillary Clinton to praise, “It’s young graduates... Read More →
avatar for Jasman Ware

Jasman Ware

Former Adviser, University of Georgia
Jasman Ware served as the inaugural college adviser at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, GA through the Georgia College Advising Corps from 2013- 2015 after graduating from the University of Georgia. Following her service with the Corps, she earned a master’s degree in higher... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:15pm EST

Break
Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm EST

2:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #1: Business and Philanthropy
Moderators
avatar for Kathryn Denman

Kathryn Denman

Senior Project Manager, Starbucks College Achievement Plan
Kathryn Denman has been a proud Starbucks partner (employee) since 2004, where she began a career in retail operations before transitioning into the HR field. There she spent time in Talent Acquisition and on the Early Career Talent team before joining the Starbucks College Achievement... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pharen Bowman-Crooks

Pharen Bowman-Crooks

MBA Recruiter, McKinsey & Company
Pharen is a MBA recruiter at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where she co-leads the Firm’s campus recruiting process at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  She served as a college adviser at West Charlotte and West Mecklenburg high schools in... Read More →
avatar for Joiselle Cunningham

Joiselle Cunningham

Senior Adviser to the CEO, HERE to HERE
Joiselle is a federal policy advisor, consultant and award-winning educator who has worked in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Joiselle has served as a Senior Advisor and consultant at Teach For Sweden, Empieza por Educar as well as other social impact and education... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Elfenbein

Jamie Elfenbein

Executive Director, Maverick Capital Foundation
Jamie Elfenbein is the executive director of the Maverick Capital Foundation (MCF). At MCF, Jamie helps to grow and fund high-impact nonprofit programs in areas including education, criminal justice, workforce development, and social services. She also creates and oversees all... Read More →
avatar for Cesar Estrada

Cesar Estrada

Senior Managing Director, State Street
Cesar Estrada has developed a career driving growth and innovation within large organizations. He has launched, acquired and grown products and business units across different sectors of financial services and other industries.  He is currently a Senior Managing Director with State... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #1: Counseling and Social Work
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Haley

Stacey Haley

Guidance Manager, Brooklyn North NYCDOE Borough Office
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Elysha Weisglass

Guidance Counselor, New York City Department of Education
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Amanda Griffin-Sergel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #1: Higher Education Administration and Leadership
Moderators
avatar for Jenny Rickard

Jenny Rickard

President & CEO, The Common Application
Jenny Rickard is President & Chief Executive Officer of The Common Application, a not-for-profit member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Jenny has shown a strong commitment to college access as evidenced by her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Brown

Quinn Brown

Associate Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives, Yale University
Quinn Brown is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts and a proud New Englander. He joined the Yale Law School Admissions team in July 2017 after serving as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Fordham University School of Law. Quinn is an alumnus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst... Read More →
avatar for Wylie Cheung

Wylie Cheung

Residence Hall Director, Stony Brook University
Wylie Cheung is a Residence Hall Director at Stony Brook University. Wylie received a bachelor’s degree in economics at New York University and secured a position with the National College Advising Corps at NYU upon graduation. Inspired by this work to pursue a career in higher... Read More →
avatar for Citlalli Negrete

Citlalli Negrete

Program Administrator, NYU School of Professional Studies High School Programs
Ms. Negrete has a decade of experience working with students and staff in the transition from high school to college. She served in the College Advising Corps inaugural class at New York University back in 2011. As an advisor, Ms. Negrete secured over $10,000 in scholarship aid for... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #1: Law and Social Justice
Speakers
avatar for Janeen Thomas

Janeen Thomas

Attorney, Wilson Elser
Janeen Thomas is a litigation attorney with more than fifteen years of experience advising businesses and insurers. She handles EPL, Miscellaneous Professional Liability and Insurance coverage matters.  Janeen began her career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, NY, where... Read More →
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Elektra Yao

Founder and Principal Attorney, Yao Law Group
Elektra B. Yao, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney at Yao Law Group a full service, comprehensive immigration law firm. Yao Law Group offers concierge immigration legal services, in which every client is unique. At Yao Law Group, clients are recognized as people with their... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2:30pm EST

Focus Group: Knowledge Sharing
Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Executive Boardroom

3:15pm EST

Break
Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm EST

3:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #2: Entrepreneurship and Technology
Speakers
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Ashlea Hitchcock-Francis

Local Partner Manager Consultant, Google
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Pauline Kostopolous

Lead Strategist, 2U
Pauline Kostopoulos is a Lead Strategist at 2U, where she supports university partners with curriculum mapping and digital content strategy for online graduate degree programs. Prior to joining 2U, Pauline worked in program implementation and sales at Mindset Works, a leader in growth... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Saram

Sheila Saram

CEO & Founder, Basta
Sheila is the founder of Basta - an organization aimed at bridging the employment gap for diverse first-generation college students. Prior to Basta, Sheila served as the Director of National Leadership Recruitment Team for the KIPP network. Sheila began her work in education inn... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Gramercy Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #2: Higher Education Administration and Leadership
Moderators
avatar for Jenny Rickard

Jenny Rickard

President & CEO, The Common Application
Jenny Rickard is President & Chief Executive Officer of The Common Application, a not-for-profit member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Jenny has shown a strong commitment to college access as evidenced by her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raul Fernandez

Raul Fernandez

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development at Boston University
Dr. Raul Fernandez is the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at BU’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and a lecturer in Wheelock’s Higher Education Administration program. He is an accomplished educator, with thousands of people having attended his... Read More →
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Michael Funk

NYU Higher Education and Student Affairs


Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #2: K-12 Opportunities
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Krauthamer

Lisa Krauthamer

Senior Director, Learning Partners Program at New York City Department of Education
Lisa Krauthamer has spent her career thus far in the not-for-profit and government sector working on issues relating to education, leadership, and equity. She is currently Senior Director of Strategy and Operations for the Learning Partners Program at the NYC Department of Education... Read More →
avatar for Ryan McBride

Ryan McBride

Middle School College Planning Manager, Office of Equity and Access at New York City Department of Education
Ryan McBride served as an Advisor with the University of Michigan College Advising Corps from 2010 to 2012 and was fortunate to be placed at his high school Alma Mater, Saginaw High. In December of 2011, he was invited to attend the Obama White House Christmas reception as a guest... Read More →
avatar for Tahlib Owens

Tahlib Owens

English Teacher, New York City Department of Education
Tahlib Owens served as an advisor with CAC Boston from 2015-2017, immediately after graduating from Tufts University with a BA in American Studies. After CAC, Tahlib participated in the New York City Teaching Fellows program. He is currently a middle school English Teacher in... Read More →
avatar for Shantel Palacio

Shantel Palacio

Chief of Staff, Brooklyn South Borough Office at New York City Department of Education
Shantel Palacio is the Chief of Staff of the Brooklyn South NYCDOE Borough Office, where she supports Brooklyn South’s Executive Superintendent, Executive Director and 5 Superintendencies with significant discretion and decision-making authority to ensure the adequate provision... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #2: Nonprofit Management
Speakers
avatar for Angie Brice

Angie Brice

Managing Director of Recruitment & Executive Director Fellow, Teach For America
Angie’s passion for educational equity and systemic change led her to join Teach For America as a 2007 Houston corps member, shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a 5th grade teacher in Houston, TX, she was inspired by her students... Read More →
avatar for Amber Briggs

Amber Briggs

Policy Project Director, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)
Amber M. Briggs served as a college adviser with the inaugural cohort of the Texas A&M Chapter of the College Advising Corps from 2011-2013. Upon completing her service with College Advising Corps at Alief Elsik High School in Houston, Texas, she earned an M.A. in Education Policy... Read More →
avatar for Sybil St. Hilaire

Sybil St. Hilaire

Senior Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Sybil is responsible for setting marketing strategy for LISCs Charter School Financing (CSF) team. LISC is a community development nonprofit that invests in local community organizations. LISCs CSF team provides grants and loans to help high-quality charter schools secure better facilities... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

3:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Industry Panel #2: Research and Public Policy
Speakers
avatar for Frank Cousin

Frank Cousin

Former Adviser, Michigan College Advising Corps
After two years of in-school college advising, Frank became a virtual adviser and began working in education policy research. In December 2017, he completed his Master of Public Policy degree and Graduate Data Science Certificate at the University of Michigan, focusing on econometric... Read More →
avatar for Emily Weir Foley

Emily Weir Foley

Senior Research and Assessment Analyst, University of Maryland
Emily Weir Foley is a Senior Research and Assessment Analyst at the University of Maryland, located in the Washington, DC metro area. Starting in 2009, she served as a college adviser then assistant director with the Pennsylvania College Advising Corps. She then earned a Master’s... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Schaefer

Nathan Schaefer

Senior Policy Director, National Hemophilia Foundation
Nathan Schaefer is a prominent national HIV and LGBT advocate living in New York City. Schaefer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications from Miami University (OH) in 2003. He then attended Case Western Reserve University to achieve his Master of Science in Social... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4:15pm EST

Break
Wednesday January 30, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm EST

4:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Hands-On Workshop: Applying to Graduate School: Master's and PhDs
Speakers
avatar for Yarbrah Peeples

Yarbrah Peeples

Regional Director, Georgia & South Carolina, College Advising Corps
As Regional Director, Georgia and South Carolina, Yarbrah develops the playbook for new university partner development and oversees programs in Georgia and South Carolina. She brings to College Advising Corps 13 years of experience steering students along the path from college to... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Regional Director, North Carolina & Virginia, College Advising Corps
As the Regional Director, North Carolina and Virginia, Jennifer creates a strategic vision for engaging state and local governments and higher education institutions in advancing access to post-secondary opportunities for underserved students in these states.Prior to joining CAC... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Hands-On Workshop: Building Your Professional Identity and Network
Speakers
avatar for Liz Kahn

Liz Kahn

Director of Learning Lab, College Advising Corps
As the Director of Learning Lab, Liz plays a critical role in envisioning and designing several innovative advising pilots developed in partnership with College Board.  She helps lead work to develop and scale promising practices and products across the CAC network.Liz has over 10... Read More →
avatar for Shameek Robinson

Shameek Robinson

Regional Director, New York & Pennsylvania, College Advising Corps
As the Regional Director, New York and Pennsylvania, Shameek oversees programs in the New York City metropolitan area while developing scalable approaches for school and district partnership with local and national programs at College Advising Corps.Shameek has over 19 years of experience... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Central Park West Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4:30pm EST

Life After the Corps - Hands-On Workshop: Resume Coaching
Speakers
avatar for Erica Martin

Erica Martin

Curriculum Specialist, College Advising Corps
As Curriculum Specialist, Erica helps identify, elevate and develop curricula and tools that reflect the best of College Advising Corps’ program model.Inspired by her experiences as a first-generation college student, Erica has dedicated her career to addressing educational inequality... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Central Park East Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

5:15pm EST

Break & Transition to Off-site Event
Wednesday January 30, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm EST

6:45pm EST

Off-site Dinner
Wednesday January 30, 2019 6:45pm - 9:00pm EST
 
Thursday, January 31
 

8:00am EST

Focus Group: GRACE
Thursday January 31, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:00am EST

Breakfast
Thursday January 31, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

8:30am EST

Group Photo
Wear your CAC t-shirt and dark (black or navy) bottoms!

Thursday January 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EST
TBA

9:30am EST

Main Stage Presentation
Thursday January 31, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

10:15am EST

From Adviser to Advocate: Introduction to Higher Education Policy and Advocacy
Speakers
avatar for Allie Aguilera

Allie Aguilera

Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Young Invincibles
Allie Aguilera is Young Invincibles’ Policy and Government Affairs Manager, a role in which she works to elevate YI’s mission and the voices of young people in Congress and around the country. Prior to YI, Allie led public affairs and government relations for the U.S. Department... Read More →
avatar for Erin Hemlin

Erin Hemlin

Director of Consumer Education, Young Invincibles
Erin Hemlin is Young Invincibles' Director of Consumer Education. Erin grew up in Sugar Land, Texas just outside of Houston. She has a B.A. in Political Science from St. Edward’s University (‘08), and a M.A. in Political Science with a focus in American Politics and Government... Read More →


Thursday January 31, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

11:00am EST

Closing Ceremony
Thursday January 31, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am EST
Metropolitan East Large Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

1:00pm EST

eAdvising Breakout Session
All eAdvisers should attend!

Thursday January 31, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Bowery Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel