2018-19 Adviser Forum West has ended
Welcome to Los Angeles, and to 2018 Forum West!
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times**

Dear CAC family,
Welcome to my home state of California and our Adviser Forum West! We are thrilled to have you here in the City of Angels and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome USC Corps! Fight on!

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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Christine Rabbitt

Program Director
Christine Rabbitt has been a part of iMentor Bay Area since it’s founding in 2016. She brings forth 10 years of experience working in the education spending the majority of her career in the non-profit sector and policy. Christine struggled to find her best fit college during her undergrad career; after transferring two times she eventually found herself at New York University where she pursued her degree in Applied Psychology and later her masters in Education and Social Policy. Her dedication to educational equity and increasing opportunities for historically marginalized communities has driven her work on the ground for organizations like the National College Advising Corps and the College Match Program with MDRC while shaping educational policy behind the scenes with the New York City Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Education and the Pre-K for All initiative. Christine is currently increasing the impact of the iMentor Bay Area program and guiding her team to support pairs in reaching their highest post-secondary ambitions.