2018-19 Adviser Forum East has ended
**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!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Jennifer Preston

College Advising Corps
Regional Director, North Carolina & Virginia
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, Jennifer led the implementation of an analytics and reporting platform for student growth data in several states as a project manager at the SAS Institute. Jennifer also managed educator evaluation policies and programs for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Jennifer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government and sociology from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in education research and policy analysis at North Carolina State University. Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her miniature dachshund, Franklin, and reading, especially biographies.