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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Natalie Jansorn

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Director, Scholarship Programs
Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn co-directs the Cooke scholarship programs serving students from eighth grade through college and graduate school and into their professional careers. Ms. Jansorn focuses particular attention on enhancing the scholar experience via programming such as regional and national events, mentorships and internships, and alumni activities.

Ms. Jansorn began working with the Foundation in 2005 as co-manager of the Young Scholars Program where she led a team of educational advisers and program staff in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. She went on to direct the Foundation’s grantmaking and higher education programs. She has worked with the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to develop resources for community college leaders transforming their institutions for improved student outcomes.

Before joining the Foundation, Ms. Jansorn served as Director of Program Development for the Johns Hopkins University National Network of Partnership Schools, assisting schools, districts, and state departments of education to establish school, family, and community partnership programs to support students’ success. She is a contributing author to School, Family, and Community

Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action (Second and Third Editions). Ms. Jansorn has greatly enjoyed teaching and managing supplemental programs for students in both urban and rural schools from kindergarten through the secondary level. She taught English to secondary school students as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Thailand.

Ms. Jansorn earned her B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and her M.A. in Instructional Systems Design as a Shriver Peaceworker Fellow from University of Maryland Baltimore County.