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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!

Yours,
Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Gina Moraida

College Advising Corps
Database Coordinator
As Database Coordinator, Gina works closely with the Director of Evaluation & Impact Measurement and is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of GRACE, College Advising Corps web-based student data tracking platform. Additionally, she supports students through Reach Higher’s UpNext texting campaign and handles data entry associated with CAC’s AmeriCorps partnerships.

Prior to joining CAC’s national staff, Gina was a college adviser for 2 years at PSJA North Early College High School in Pharr, Texas with the University of Texas at Austin CAC chapter. While there, Gina developed a passion for advocating for first generation, low-income minority students in the Rio Grande Valley.

Gina is a third generation alumna of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Additionally, she recently earned her master’s degree in Higher Education from Abilene Christian University. In her spare time Gina supports her San Antonio Spurs and New England Patriots, listens to music, watches movies with her dachshund Buster, and loves baking sweets.