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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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Lisa Henderson

Attorney
Lisa Henderson graduated at the top of her class in 2005 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School where she was Lead Note and Comment Editor of the UMKC Law Review. In law school she volunteered with The Innocence Project, working with death row inmates and the wrongfully accused. Upon graduation she passed both the Missouri and Illinois Bar and was hired by a mid-size regional litigation firm, focusing her career on insurance defense. She was made partner in 2010 and in 2012 she was voted a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine. Lisa has been published by UMKC Law Review and the American Bar Association. She also co-authored a chapter in Mental Health Practitioner’s Guide to HIV/AIDSentitled “Legal Issues For The HIV-Infected Client.” Lisa is extremely involved in animal welfare including community outreach, education programs and drafting legal documents. She spends much of her free time working with animals and the underserved owners who need assistance with them. In 2011, Lisa started the largest animal donation drive in the state of Missouri, benefiting six animal welfare groups. This angel tree project has raised nearly $200,000 worth of donations since its inception.