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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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Emily Blatter Boyer

College Advising Corps
Director of Leadership Development & Training
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 enhance our best-in-class program model around college access, persistence, career readiness and postsecondary success.

Emily has over 10 years of experience working in education across the K-16 pipeline in public and non-profit settings. Most recently, Emily has worked for KIPP through College (KTC) as a Community of Practice Leader, coaching new and developing managing directors across the KIPP network, as well as serving for five years as the founding director of KTC Nashville, supporting first generation and underserved students and families through college application and persistence. While at KTC Nashville, Emily developed the programmatic vision and goals for the program and managed partnerships with colleges and community organizations to increase opportunities for students. Prior to KIPP, Emily spent three years as a Director of Recruitment for Teach For America (TFA) where she led campus initiatives at Yale, Williams, and Vanderbilt, and region-wide initiatives across Tennessee and Alabama, while also leading training and development for fellow recruitment team members. Emily began her career as a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher at a public K-8 school in Harlem, NY as a TFA corps member. Emily has also spent time engaging in the intersection of politics and education, running school board campaigns in Nashville, TN and coaching future campaign managers.

Emily is based out of Boston, MA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University and an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education.