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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!

Yours,
Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Briana Avery

New York University
Former Adviser
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. in social & cultural analysis in 2011, Briana joined New York University’s first cohort of the College Advising Corps, serving for two years in the Bronx, NY. After her time at NYU CAC, Briana pursued graduate studies at New York University, receiving a M.A. in educational leadership in 2015. Briana then joined the CollegeBound Initiative in her current role. As Director of College Counseling, Briana leads her school in developing a college-going culture, along with managing the college application process. Briana truly believes college access work is social justice work and a crucial step in promoting education equity in underserved communities.