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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Jamie Elfenbein

Maverick Capital Foundation
Executive Director
Jamie Elfenbein is the executive director of the Maverick Capital Foundation (MCF). At MCF, Jamie helps to grow and fund high-impact nonprofit programs in areas including education, criminal justice, workforce development, and social services. She also creates and oversees all corporate engagement activities. 
Before joining MCF, Jamie was a senior program officer at Robin Hood, a foundation that distributes $120 million annually in the fight against poverty in New York City. At Robin Hood, she managed a portfolio of grants in K-12 education and developed Robin Hood’s first ever diversity, equity, and inclusiveness training for its family philanthropy team. 
Jamie began her career with Teach for America (TFA), teaching first and fourth grade in Houston, Texas. Jamie’s passion for working with youth led her to help grow a new charter school with YES Prep Public Schools while teaching sixth-grade reading and coaching teachers. Jamie also spent time on TFA’s national staff as a recruitment director, sourcing and selecting talent across the country. During summers, Jamie has worked as a curriculum specialist for TFA in Tulsa and Houston.  
Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.