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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Erica Martin

College Advising Corps
Curriculum Specialist
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. Before joining CAC, Erica worked at The University of Texas at Austin developing student-focused programming to increase opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM. She wrote curriculum for and taught courses on leadership and professional development with an emphasis on helping first generation students achieve personal and professional success. Prior to her work at UT Austin, she worked for several years at College Forward – first as an AmeriCorps College Access Mentor and later as Program Manager, where she managed a caseload of a dozen near peer advisers. She also led a diversity and equity program impacting 4,000 students across Texas.

Erica graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Occidental College. Erica enjoys traveling and and always has a book in her bag. She is based out of Austin, Texas.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, January 30

4:30pm EST