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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Frank Cousin

Michigan College Advising Corps
Former Adviser
After two years of in-school college advising, Frank became a virtual adviser and began working in education policy research. In December 2017, he completed his Master of Public Policy degree and Graduate Data Science Certificate at the University of Michigan, focusing on econometric policy research and accessing, manipulating, and analyzing data. Frank was selected for a federal government management fellowship and is currently employed by the federal government as a research analyst, where he uses text analytics methods. He enjoys social research, especially when it involves the clever use of data, and most of all when it positively impacts disadvantaged folks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.