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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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Citlalli Negrete

NYU School of Professional Studies High School Programs
Program Administrator
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 undocumented students and provided training to fellow Corps members serving nontraditional students. Her interest in working with this population landed her a position as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s First in the World Program at CUNY LaGuardia Community College. The 4-year, $2.9 million grant was awarded to launch comprehensive support for student success projects including targeted support to high risk high school equivalency students as they transitioned from non-credit programs to college and career opportunities. Student populations served through this grant included recently arrived immigrant students, undocumented students, out of school youth, older adults and English Language Learners. 
 
In her current role, Ms. Negrete manages various pre-college academic programs including the NYUSPS Aspire Program, a two-year college prep and mentoring program empowering local high school students as they become first generation college students. To this day, Ms. Negrete continues to focus on being a data-driven professional deeply committed to public service. Her interests include college access and success, first year programming, and international higher education. Ms. Negrete has shared her expertise at both the National College Access Network and the National College Transitions Network conferences in 2015 & 2016. She holds a B.A in Latin American Studies and Sociology as well as a M.A in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University.